Professor Dr Justus Haucap, born in 1969 in Quakenbrück (Germany), is the director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf. Between 2006 and 2014 he served as a member of the German Monopolies Commission, which he also chaired for four years (2008-2012). Professor Haucap is a member of both the German Academy of Technical Sciences (acatech) and the Northrhine-Westfalian Academy of Sciences and Arts. After studying economics in Saarbrücken and Ann Arbor (Michigan, USA) and pursuing graduate doctoral studies at the University of Saarland Professor Haucap took positions at the University of California (Berkeley, USA), the New Zealand Treasury in Wellington (New Zealand) and the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg. Before he took his current position at the Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf (where he is since 08/2009). Haucap held positions at the Ruhr-University of Bochum (2003-2007) and the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (2007-2009). Professor Haucap chairs the working group on competition policy of the German Economic Association, he is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Federal Network Agency and several other boards. His main research areas are competition economics and regulation of infrastructure-based markets such as telecommunications, electricity and transport.