Dr. Renée Duplantis is the leader of Brattle’s Canadian Competition Practice, and a former T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics (Chief Economist) at the Canadian Competition Bureau.

Dr. Duplantis has 20 years of experience involving complex competition matters in Canada, the United States, and Europe. She has testified before the Canadian Competition Tribunal and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and has authored reports and presented findings to competition agencies globally, including the Canadian Competition Bureau, the US Federal Trade Commission, and the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition and the Chief Economist Team.

Dr. Duplantis specializes in the empirical analysis of competition issues, with a primary focus on quantifying the competitive effects of mergers. She has also been engaged on several competition matters involving allegations of abuse of dominance, exclusionary conduct, monopolization, collusion, and price-fixing.

Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Duplantis spent almost five years at the Canadian Competition Bureau in various positions, including as the Chief Economist. During this time, she advised the Commissioner of Competition on economic matters related to competition policy, and participated in the economic analysis of numerous high-profile investigations under the Competition Act involving mergers, abuse of dominance investigations, and criminal matters.

Dr. Duplantis is recognized as a thought leader and leading competition economist by Who’s Who Legal, serves as an active non-governmental advisor (NGA) for the Competition Bureau in the International Competition Network, is a member of the C.D. Howe Competition Policy Council, and is a frequent speaker at competition conferences globally.


Northeastern University
PhD in Economics

Duke University
MA in Economics

University of Louisiana at Monroe
BBA in Economics