Portrait of Christian Sambou

Christian Sambou : Analyst

Christian is part of Oxera’s Competition team, and specialises in follow-on antistrust damages. He has worked on a range of economic and competition assessments, including merger control, state aid and various litigation cases. Christian is proficient in the use of a number of statistical packages used for econometric modelling (R, Stata, Excel), and has shown expertise in the estimation of cartel overcharge and pass-on. He has assisted in the preparation and drafting of expert testimonies in high-profile cases such as the European trucks cartel litigation.

Before joining Oxera, Christian worked at another leading economics consultancy, and also gained experience in public policy and international cooperation while working at the German Ministry of Finance and the German Agency for Development (GIZ). He holds a Master’s in Public Economics, with a specialisation in microeconomic theory.

Christian speaks English, German, and French.

Tel: +49 (0) 30 7675 99112

Christian's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Estimation of cartel overcharge relating to a German rail cartel case (2023–)

  • Estimation of pass-on relating to the European trucks litigation (2021–23)

  • Estimation of cartel overcharge for occupant safety systems in the German automotive industry (2022–)

  • Economic assessment and advice for a German electricity network operator on the regulation of network tariffs (2022)

  • Advice on a merger control case in the European pharmaceutical industry (2022)

  • Estimation of the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions on health and economic outcomes (2022)


  • MSc Public Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

  • BSc Economics, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany

Latest Insights:  Christian Sambou

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