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Raphael Gastal : Analyst

Raphael is a member of Oxera’s Competition team. Prior to joining Oxera in 2022, he was an trainee at the Directorate-General for Competition at the European Commission. Raphael was attached to Unit D6, which is responsible for merger control in the financial services, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors.  Raphael holds a double Master’s degree in Economics and Competition Law from the Toulouse School of Economics, in which he focused on competition economics, competition law, industrial organisation, econometrics and regulation.

Raphael speaks English, and French.

Tel: +32 (0) 2 793 07 05

Raphael's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Economic analysis of dominance and effects in an abuse of dominant case in the telecoms sector (2022)

  • Quantitative analysis of the impact of national COVID-19 policies on the air transport sector (2022)

  • Economic analysis of the merger between S&P Global and IHSM Markit (2021)

  • Economic analysis of the relevant product and geographic market definition as part of a merger between two metal recyclers (2021)


  • MSc Economics and Competition Law, Toulouse School of Economics, France

  • BSc Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, France

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