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Prof. Miguel de Quinto

Senior Consultant

Miguel is Senior Consultant at CEG Europe, associate professor at Universidad Pompeu Fabra and academic collaborator at ESADE. With a focus on competition and regulatory matters, Miguel’s area of expertise lies in assessment of economic effects of mergers, abuse of dominance cases and bid rigging cases.

Miguel's career has been consistently focused on microeconomic analysis and competition policy. It began as he became a research assistant to Professor Xavier Vives at the IESE Business School. He later advanced to serve as an economic advisor to the Superintendent of Industry and Commerce in Colombia, handling significant competition investigations in Colombia including cases of abuse of dominance, cartels in public tenders, and merger authorizations. His assessment was of the highest importance to condition the proposed acquisition operations of the public electricity generator in the country by some competitors in the sector.

Miguel then transitioned to freelance consulting, providing expert economic opinions for law offices on competition cases and advocacy issues before the state. He also held roles as an external professor at top universities in Bogota, covering microeconomics, game theory, and industrial organization. He then became in-house economist for the antitrust team of Baker McKenzie’s office in Bogota, where his assessment of proposed mergers in Colombia and the region helped get them approved.

Since returning to Barcelona in 2021, Miguel has resumed his role as a freelance economist, focusing on economic analysis of antitrust cases for clients in Spain and Latin America involving mergers, cartels and abuses of dominance, especially in sectors involving mass-consumption products. He is also involved in undergraduate and graduate education in microeconomics fields again.

Recent Work

As of late, Miguel has provided his expertise in matters regarding antitrust. He has provided an assessment of the lack of competitive effects of a merger in the Ecuadorian market to convince the local antitrust authority to annul a divestment remedy. He has also contributed to a study on the state of the regulation and the interventions by the antitrust authority in a sector in Spain to a leading company in it. Finally, he has estimated possible damages to be claimed to a company that was fined for collusion by the CNMC in Spain and is providing an assessment of the potential competitive effects of a merger projected to take place in El Salvador.


Miguel was nominated as Economist of the Year in 2018 by Global Competition Review, underscoring his prominent contributions to the field of economics and competition policy.