James Hodge joins the Commission from Genesis Analytics where he has been the managing partner of the Competition and Regulatory Economics (CRE) practice since 2005.
Prior to that he was a senior lecturer and postgraduate convener at the University of Cape Town’s School of Economics, as well as a senior researcher at UCT’s Development Policy Research Unit. His research and teaching was in the areas of industrial organisation, regulation and international trade.
He has a huge depth of experience, having provided expert economic advice and reports in hundreds of cases across the full spectrum of economic sectors and in a number of Southern and East African jurisdictions.
As an expert witness, Hodge has prevailed in a numerous precedent-setting cases in the areas of abuse of dominance and public interest in merger control. These include the far-reaching Commission settlement agreement with Telkom that led to the wholesale separation of Openserve and the extension of public interest to affected suppliers in the Walmart-Massmart merger.
Hodge is considered a leading expert in sector-specific regulation. He has advised regulators and regulated firms alike on key economic issues shaping the oversight of important sectors of the economy