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Tatjana Wingender
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Dr Ioannis Lianos
+44 (0)20 7679 1028
i.lianos [at] ucl.ac.uk .


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Global Competition Law & Economics Series

Purpose of the Series

This research project, involving the organization of international conferences and the publication of a book series with Stanford University Press, is aimed at one of the most central questions to the study of competition law – how law, economics and institutions respond to an increasingly global and interconnected competition law community. Given the importance of an increasingly international and comparative set of issues for competition law, one would expect to find a well developed set of conferences and books providing comparative and global perspectives from various jurisdictions, legal cultures and socio-economic contexts.

While in recent years there has been convergence in a number of areas of competition law, such as merger and cartel enforcement, other areas of significant disagreement remain, such as unilateral conduct. More recently, the role of the state in the economy, issues of due process and procedure, the impact of systemic macro-economic shocks, the interaction of competition law with other areas of law, such as intellectual property rights and its enforcement in dynamic and highly evolving industries became topics of concern for the global competition law community. The aim of the series is to explore the development of competition law in various regions of the world and to provide research of the highest quality in the area of competition law and economics that would enable policymakers around the world to tackle the complex task of setting an economically sophisticated, but also responsive to the specific jurisdiction's socio-economic context, competition law enforcement system.

  • The Global Competition Law and Economics Series Conferences
9 December 2014
Renata Hesse on Recent Developments in US Antitrust Law
13 November 2012
Antitrust Policy towards Resale Price Maintenance Following Leegin and ebooks: A US, UK and EU Comparative Competition Law Perspective
19 October 2012
Brands, Competition and the Law - Part II
 6 December 2011 London Competition Law and Policy in the Healthcare Sector: A Trans-Atlantic Perspective
2 December 2011 London
 Brands, Competition and IP Law - Part I
 18 & 19 March 2011
Hong Kong
Competition Law and the State: Comparative and International Perspectives
18 & 19 November 2010
Delhi, India
Implementing Competition Law and Policy: Global Perspectives
23 September 2010 London
Competition Law and Policy in Latin America
13 & 14 October 2009 London
Vertical Restraints in EC Competition Law: New Dynamics
27 & 28 May 2009 Santorini
The Boundaries of Competition Law
5 & 6 October 2008 Istanbul Which Competition Policy for Regulated Industries? Governance and Sector-specific Perspectives
  • The Global Competition Law and Economics Series published by Stanford University Press
    Ioannis Lianos and D. Daniel Sokol
    , series editorsCompetition law and economics (known in the United States as antitrust) is an area of cutting-edge academic work with significant policy implications. Once confined to the United States and a few other countries, antitrust has taken off as an area of study in a relatively short period of time. More than 100 jurisdictions now have competition laws. Increasingly, enforcement activities abroad have far-reaching implications for any antitrust regime. Moreover, developments in economic thinking have helped to reformulate attitudes in both academic and policy circles. This book series will be at the forefront of the development of new ideas and approaches within the field. For more information see our publications.

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