Prof. Simon Loertscher

    Competition and Antitrust Economics

    Spectrum and Procurement Auctions

    Market Design

Prof. Simon Loertscher
Prof. Simon Loertscher

Professional Information

An expert in mergers and competition, spectrum and procurement auctions, and partnerships, Simon Loertscher is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Market Design in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Melbourne where he teaches Microeconomics, Industrial Organisation, and Mechanism Design.

Simon is an experienced consultant, having worked recently on spectrum auctions for the Australian Competition and Media Authority (ACMA), the allocation of mining rights for the State of New South Wales, electricity markets and other topics for the State of Victoria, and digital pay audio for the Canadian Copyright Board. .

His scholarly work has been published in leading economics journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory, and the Journal of Economic Literature. He is also Associate Editor at AEJ: Micro and the Journal of Industrial Economics, two top economics journals.

Simon received his PhD from the University of Bern in 2004 and was a lecturer at Columbia University and the University of Bern before joining the University of Melbourne in 2007.

Simon is a charter member of Pelham Associates.

Consulting Highlights

Some recent consulting highlights of Prof. Simon Loertscher :

  • Consulted on Digital Pay Audio for the Canadian Copyright Board, 2016/7.
  • Consulted on the allocation of licenses to produce power via wind and solar generators for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, State of Victoria, 2016/7.
  • Consulted on consumer switching behavior in the electricity market for the Department of State Development and Planning, State of Victoria, 2014/5.
  • Consulted on mining rights for the Treasury Department, State of New South Wales, 2014.
  • Consulted on congestion pricing on toll roads for the Department of Treasury and Finance, State of Victoria, 2010/11.
  • Consulted on spectrum auctions for the Australian Communication and Media Authority, Commonwealth of Australia, 2009/10.
  • Consulted on gaming license auctions, Department of Justice, State of Victoria, 2008/9.