Ulf Böge

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BornJanuary 22, 1942
Eberswalde, Germany
Alma materUniversity of Mainz
Economist who headed the German anti-trust office for 8 years

Dr. Ulf Böge is a German economist. He was President of the Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) from 1999 to 2007.


Ulf Böge went to Mainz in 1964 to study economics and later to Bonn. After graduating in 1968, he became a research assistant at the Department of Economics and Public Finance at the University of Mainz with a focus on economics, competition theory and finance. He gained a PhD in 1971.


After receiving his doctorate, Böge joined the German Ministry of Economics,. In 1976, Böge joined the Federal President's Office under Federal President Walter Scheel as Head of Division for the Department of Economics. After leaving office as president, Böge became head of his office in 1979. Until the mid-1990s, followed by a number of stations in economic policy areas, before he became head of the Department of Energy Policy in 1997 and 1998 of the Department of Economic Policy in the Ministry of Economics. Böge was instrumental in the adoption of the European Energy Charter (1993), a treaty of international law especially between the EU and EFTA countries and Russia and the successor states of the USSR and within the EU on the liberalization of European electricity and gas markets.

In 2000, Böge succeeded Dieter Wolf as President of the Federal Cartel Office, which had just moved from Berlin to Bonn. In January 2000 Böge became the office's first non-lawyer president. In 2000, he became Deputy Chairman of the Competition Committee (CC) at the OECD, Paris. In 2004 he was made Chairman of the Steering Group of the International Competition Network (ICN), together with Mario Monti, Commissioner responsible for Competition in the European Commission. His successor at the head of the Federal Cartel Office was the President of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control Dr. Bernhard Heitzer.

Federal Cartel Office

Böge introduced the so-called bonus scheme in March 2000 to better combat antitrust collusion and, one year later, its own cartel prosecution unit. He levied penalties against large banks and the largest industrial insurers after the announcement of tariff agreements. He also fined German cement producers and brought an injunctions against a dominant energy supplier. He resisted the consolidation of corporate media planned by Wolfgang Clement at the end of 2005, blocking Bild's move into television.[1]


Events Witnessed

The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mirror
Château Montebello
The 31st Bilderberg, held in Canada