On the basis of its comprehensive database and further market data, CDC is in a unique position to conduct a highly robust economic analysis of cartel damages. The analysis of data from a multitude of cartel victims allows for well-founded conclusions of the market-wide effects of the cartel and the damage caused to each individual company. In all of our cases we prepared a state-of the art economic analysis that integrates all data with economic and statistical knowledge into a coherent theory of harm. In this respect CDC cooperates with renowned academics who are recognised as leading experts in the field of industrial economics and econometrics.
Establishing the theory of harm
Our econometric and economic analysis aims at establishing a theory of harm that is concise and understandable, particularly for judges. When cooperating with CDC, damaged companies profit from a fully integrated economic damage analysis based on market-wide facts of the case resulting in a company-specific estimate.