Florian Smuda is professor of Statistics and Empirical Economic and Social Research at the University of Applied Sciences Koblenz. His research covers empirical competition economics and applied econometrics with a particular focus on the quantification of cartel damages.
Florian Smuda started his academic career as research associate at the chair for Statistics and Econometrics at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart. Afterwards, he gained experience in policy consulting at the Competition and Regulation Research Group of the Leibniz-Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. After leaving the ZEW Florian Smuda joined the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt), where he worked for several years as a member of the chief economist team within the units „Economic Issues in Competition Policy“ and „Data Collection and Econometrics“. During this time he primarily advised the decision units of the Bundeskartellamt on economic and econometric issues during merger control and abuse proceedings.