UCL Jevons Institute and the Institut d'economie Industrielle
Advanced Training for Judges in Competition Law and Economics

About the organising institutions

The Jevons Institute

The Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics at University College London (The Jevons Institute) aims through external events, research projects, teaching and publications to:

  • stimulate research and debate concerning the application of competition law and industry regulation to the marketplace; and
  • promote interaction among academic scholars in law and economics, policymakers and enforcement officials, the judiciary, practitioners and business leaders.

Our approach to legal doctrine and research in this area of law and policy is based on two pillars:

  • a strong interaction between legal principles and analysis and applied economic theory and empirics;
  • the use of comparative teaching and research methodologies involving competition policy in developed and developing market economies.

The Jevons Institute is committed to training the next generation of leading practitioners, academics, and antitrust and regulation enforcers and others involved in competition law and policy. The Jevons Institute actively seeks to develop international links with academic institutions and research bodies to promote joint initiatives in pursuance of its aims.

Course venue:
The Jevons Institute is located in the Faculty of Laws, University College London. The Faculty is in the heart of Londons leafy Bloomsbury district, close to the British Library and the British Museum.


UCL Law Faculty
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
London WC1H 0EG


Institut d’Economie Industrielle

The Institut d’Economie Industrielle (IDEI) brings together top European economists to develop and spread world-class economic research relevant to business. Through fundamental and applied economic research, IDEI bridges the gap between academia and corporations, for example using its partners data to develop models. In this win-win partnership, both sides benefit from an exchange of knowledge and expertise. Recent and current business partners notably include AREVA, ATEL Energie, European Commission, EDF, France Télécom, Institut français de l’Energie, Institut Véolia Environnement, La Poste, Microsoft, Pfizer, SFR, and Visa.

IDEI is conducting research in 8 main areas :

  • Industrial organization, regulation and competition policy
  • Innovation and intellectual property
  • Insurance, banking and finance
  • Energy, environment and agriculture
  • Macroeconomics, growth, international economics
  • Economics of developing countries and countries in transition
  • Methodology : econometrics, statistics and economic theory
  • Public economics, health, labour and education

Founded less than twenty years ago, it is already considered one of the best economic departments in the world: it was ranked the best European research centre in economics by the Economic Association in 2003, world leader research centre in industrial organization and information economics in 2004 and was recently selected by the French Ministry of Research as one of the twelve best scientific research centres in France. At last, in 2006, the rankings positioned IDEI among the top 20 in the world and as world leader for research in industrial organization and information economics and first European centre for many different economics areas such as theorical economics, environment and resources economics, just to give a few examples. also ranked IDEI as largely the best economic department in France, second best in Europe for all economic research areas (behind the London Business School of Economics). IDEI regularly hosts and organises top-tier economics conferences where theorists and business professionals meet to present, defend and reshape ideas. IDEI researchers are also first-class instructors, who created five years ago the Midi Pyrenees School of Economics, already ranked as one of the top doctoral programmes in economics in Europe. They also design and lead tailored executive education programmes for IDEI’s private sector partners.




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