UCL Jevons Institute and the Institut d'economie Industrielle
Advanced Training for Judges in Competition Law and Economics
Introduction to the Training
The judicial application of competition law is developing across the world. The European Commission and a number of national competition authorities are promoting private enforcement as a complement to their administrative public enforcement. As a result, many judges may have to adjudicate on private competition litigation or commercial disputes with a competition law dimension, hence should be familiar with the basics of competition law.
Competition law is a multidisciplinary discipline and an understanding of economic concepts is central to modern judicial enforcement of competition law. The Jevons Institute at the Faculty of Laws of University College London and Institut d’Economie Industrielle at the Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse both have a strong academic tradition in these subjects and have joined forces to offer a programme specifically aimed at training judges on key concepts of competition law and applied economics.
The Jevons/IDEI training programme is designed to provide advanced training in competition law and economics for judges who have (or may have) to adjudicate on private competition litigation or commercial disputes with a competition law dimension. The participants will be introduced to key concepts of competition law and applied economics and will be trained to analyse in depth themes that are central to modern judicial enforcement of competition law. Most seminars within the programme will be led by two teachers, a lawyer and an economist with experience in competition law enforcement. The faculty comprises acting and former national judges and members of the European and US judiciary as well as internationally recognized scholars and senior competition authority officials.
Participants will not be expected to have prior knowledge of economics or competition law. However, the programme will deliver an up to date account of the current evolution of competition law and economics and will therefore be suitable also for those with prior experience in the field.
Support and Endorsements
‘I welcome this initiative by the Jevons Institute and IDEI as part of their wider commitment to the development of research and training in competition law and economics. The course combines legal and economic perspectives of competition law and enables participants to share their practical experiences. It should provide a good opportunity for those attending to develop both a sound understanding of the complexities and the confidence for practical application.’
Chief Executive Officer, UK Office of Fair Trading
The training programme is endorsed and supported by a number of national competition and regulatory authorities: