Dr. Vincent Verouden is an Economist and Policy Officer at the European Commission, working in the unit "State Aid -- Energy and Environment" (DG Competition).
Vincent, a Dutch national, started his professional career at DG Competition in January 2000, at the Merger Task Force (MTF). He was a co-author of the Commission’s Horizontal Merger Guidelines, published in 2004.
Subsequently, Vincent worked for DG Competition’s Chief Economist Team (CET), serving as Deputy Chief Economist between 2012 and 2014. In his time at the CET, Vincent took a lead role in the development of the Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines (2008) and the Commission’s antitrust inquiry into the pharmaceutical sector (2008 - 2009) and related cases. He was also involved in the economic analysis of state aid cases and the development of policy in this field (State Aid Modernisation).
From 2014 until 2019 (September), he was Director of the Brussels’ office of E.CA Economics, steering economic consultancy projects both at EU level and in a number of national jurisdictions.
Vincent is a Solvay Fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and teaches at the Brussels School of Competition’s LL.M. programme.