Dr. Marin is an economic expert on regulation and competition in various sectors, particularly energy, telecommunications, and transportation, as well as on econometrics, microeconomic and valuation techniques. He has provided regulatory advice to companies and regulatory authorities on issues like market design, capacity markets and the impact of new regulation.
Since joining Brattle, Dr. Marin has also participated in numerous cases and provided testimony on international disputes and commercial litigations related to competition policy and contract renegotiation. Many of these cases include a damages estimation component. In the area of damage estimation, he has recently submitted expert reports in the energy, telecommunications, TV rights and retail services sectors.
Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Marin served as Secretary of State for Energy within the Spain government from 2008-2011. During his tenure he was responsible for electricity, gas, and oil regulation, including the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Dr. Marin also coordinated the energy policy and initiatives with the European Union, chairing the European Council of Ministers during the Spanish Presidency in 2010.
Between 2004 and 2008 he was the Director of the Microeconomic Department at the Economic Office of the Spanish Prime Minister, addressing inter alia the supervision of regulatory issues and competition in key productive sectors. Previously, Dr. Marin was Professor of Economics at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid since 1996, as well as Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research. His research on competition policy and market structure in regulated sectors has been published in several books and international publications.
Dr. Marin speaks fluent Spanish, French, and Italian.
For a travel retail company, prepared and signed an expert report analysing two issues in the context of a potential commercial litigation. Calculated damages related to a potential concealment of information at the time the contract was sign between the parties and analysed market evolution after the start of the contract and calculated the necessary adjustment to the contract to account for unexpected changes in the market evolution.
For an electricity company in Latin America, prepared and signed several expert reports in a commercial arbitration before the International Chamber of Trade related to the construction process of a power plant. The reports included analysis and quantification of physical damages, advanced loss of profits and reputational harm.
For a telecommunications company, prepared a report to be presented before the Spanish Antitrust Authority related to a potential abuse of dominant position through a price squeeze strategy. The report extended the methodology traditionally applied to analyse individual dominant position to situations of collective dominance.
For a broadcasting company, prepared and signed an expert report to be presented before the Spanish courts. The report analyses a potential abuse of dominant position through 1) excessive minimum guaranteed payments and 2) a price squeeze. The markets were transmission rights (upstream) and broadcasting (downstream) of a premium sports channel. The report included damage calculations for these two potential abuses.
For an energy company in Latin America, in a commercial arbitration before the International Chamber of Trade, analysed a claim of price review affecting natural gas and natural gas liquids in the context of a long term sales and purchase agreement. Analysed evidence related to the relevance of changes in the relevant markets and the proposals advanced by the other party.
For an European electricity company, in a commercial arbitration before the International Chamber of Trade, analysed changes in European electricity markets since 2004 to assess a claim to renegotiate prices in a long term sales and purchase agreement. Demonstrated that observed changes in the market were neither sufficient nor permanent as to justify a revision of the price within the terms of the contract.
An empirical analysis of the multimarket contact theory in pharmaceutical markets
Published in The European Journal of Health Economics
Hechos y retos de la energía en España: algunos elementos clave de una estrategia energética
Published in Papeles de Economía Española
Reforming Renewable Support in the United States: Lessons from National and International Experience
Prepared for the Bipartisan Policy Center
El dilema energético
Published in Papeles de Economía Española
The London School of Economics, Ph.D. and M.S. in Economics
Universidad de Valencia, Graduate Degree in Economic Science