Joanna Piechucka joined DIW Berlin as Research Associate at the Firms and Markets Department in October 2018. She is an applied microeconomist working empirically on topics related to competition policy and regulation. Joanna obtained her Ph.D. from the Paris School of Economics in July 2018. Her Ph.D. dissertation provides three empirical studies in competition policy and public procurement. Prior to joining DIW Berlin, in addition to her research projects, she has worked for a competition consultancy firm based in Paris. She has experience in performing economic analyses for merger and antitrust cases in a variety of sectors.