Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

DICE is an acronym for Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics. The institute, founded in 2009, is part of the Heinrich-Heine University of Duesseldorf and now encompasses more than 50 economists. The objective of DICE is to be a leading institution in Europe in teaching, researching and advising on matters of competition and regulatory economics. A strong research focus is put on the economics of digitisation, especially on competition, antitrust and regulation of digital markets.

  • Our research is innovative, relevant and internationally visible; it comprises theoretical, empirical and experimental works and is strongly related to real-world problems.
  • Strong methodological competencies and a focus on applications characterize our excellent education and the promotion of junior researchers. We prepare our students and junior researchers in an ideal manner for a career in the areas of competition policy and regulatory economics.
  • The DICE is an important contributor to economic policy debates at the regional, national and European level. We see it as our task to transfer knowledge to both experts and the broader public.