Dr Thorsten Kaeseberg, a lawyer and economist, has been serving as a civil servant since 2007 in different areas of economic policy, including macro-economic, financial market and digital policy as well as policy planning. He currently heads the competition policy unit in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. In this role, he was in charge of the recent reform of German competition law and is the German lead negotiator for EU dossiers such as the Digital Markets Act and the Foreign Subsidies Instrument. One focus of his work is the digital transformation and its potential and challenges for regulation. He is also an official of the European Commission (on leave), where he served in the Directorate-General for Competition in merger control (2009-2011). Dr Kaeseberg has lectured at Humboldt University Berlin and published in particular on economic and regulatory issues, including the book Intellectual Property, Antitrust and Cumulative Innovation in the EU and the US (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012). He was educated at the University of Bonn, Humboldt University Berlin, the London School of Economics and New York University.
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