Jan Málek is a PhD student at the DIW Graduate Center and KU Leuven and was a researcher in the Department of Firms and Markets until he joined E.CA Economics in July 2022. His research interests relate primarily to the empirical industrial organisation and competition policy. He completed his Bachelor in Economics at the Charles University in Prague, having spent one semester as a visiting student at the University of Mannheim. Jan obtained his Masters in Economics specializing in Markets and Regulation at the University of Amsterdam. In his Master thesis, he conducted an empirical analysis of the Czech car market and examined the effects of the Opel-PSA merger on the Czech market. His bachelor thesis modelled the influence of renewable sources on transmission systems in Central Europe and was published as a series of papers in international journals. Prior to joining DIW, Jan worked as a junior competition economist in a Czech law firm and as an analyst in several financial institutions, including a major Czech bank.