Dr. Vincent Verouden is an Economist and Policy Officer at the European Commission, working in the unit “State Aid — Energy and Environment” (DG Competition). In this role, he focuses on the state aid appraisal of subsidy schemes for the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES), electricity networks, and generation adequacy (e.g. capacity mechanisms).
Vincent, a Dutch national, started his professional career at DG Competition in January 2000. In his early years, he worked for the Merger Task Force (MTF). In addition to reviewing individual merger cases, he was also one of the co-authors of the Commission’s Horizontal Merger Guidelines, published in 2004.
Subsequently, Vincent worked for DG Competition’s Chief Economist Team (CET), serving as Deputy Chief Economist between 2012 and 2014. In his time at the CET, Vincent took a lead role in the development of the Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines (2008) and the Commission’s antitrust inquiry into the pharmaceutical sector (2008 – 2009) and related cases. He was also deeply involved