There are more and more competition authorities, which employ chief economists or establish separate units, which perform economic analyses, recognizing in this way the increasing role economic analysis and empirical analyses worldwide play. In 2006, the GVH decided to look for an institutional solution, which would improve the quality of economic analyses and increase the role of analysing work.
The Chief Economist prepares comprehensive and thorough, theoretical or possibly empirical, analyses in some of the competition supervision proceedings, but he/she also participates in the answering of certain questions (including certain competition advocacy questions), which requires high proficiency in economics.