Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics

Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics

Events & Publications

The Jevons Institute's external activities currently revolve around three main initiatives to which it may add in coming years:

UCL Annual Antitrust and Regulation Forum: this is a public annual event held in London on topical themes of Antitrust Law and Regulation to which both students and antitrust experts are invited.

  • The first edition in 2005 with Chief Judge Douglas Ginsburg of DC Court of Appeals and President Bo Vesterdorf of the European Court of First Instance focused on judicial review in EC and US antitrust law.
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  • The second edition in May 2006 focused on the reform of EC State aid with a keynote speech by Philip Lowe (Director General of DG Comp), and comments by Mathias Dewatripont of Université Libre de Bruxelles and Frédéric Jenny of the French Cour de Cassation and Visiting Professor at UCL.
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  • The third edition in January 2007 saw chief economists from the US, UK and EU giving their views on the Economic Analysis of Competition Practices. Speakers included: Amelia Fletcher, Chief Economist, Office of Fair Trading; Damien Neven, Chief Economist, European Commission; Dennis Carlton, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Justice; Michael Salinger, Chief Economist , Federal Trade Commission.
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Antitrust and Regulation Lectures Series: this series comprises a minimum of three evening events at which experts in this field are invited to debate a theme presented by a leading international expert. At least one event per year will be presented by a scholar, policymaker, judge or practitioner from outside the EU.

Colloquia on Antitrust and Regulation: this is a larger, by-invitation-only, annual event with roundtable discussions on a theme of interest in antitrust and regulation policy and enforcement. We aim to make this a focal point for exchanges between faculty members with international affiliated institutions. The first Colloquium held in May 2006 focused on the antitrust aspects of two-sided markets. The Colloquia may be held outside of the UK at affiliated institutions.

Selected papers presented at the UCL Annual Forum and the Colloquia will be published in Competition Policy International the review published twice a year by eSapience (http://www.esapience.org/).