Centre for Law, Economics and Society



Find out more about the people that make up the Centre for Law, Economics and Society



  • Christopher Anderson
  • Darius Bugailiskis
  • Amber Darr
  • Georges Kratsas
  • Andrés Palacios Lleras
  • Murilo Lubambo
  • Andrea Mackielo
  • Igor Nikolic
  • Azza Raslan
  • Thomas Ricard
  • Damien Ryan
  • Matt Strader
  • Anna Tzanaki
  • Florence Thépot
  • Cristina Volpin

Associate members

Peter Davis

Peter Davis is Executive Vice President of Compass Lexecon. 

He has substantial experience in competition policy and regulatory investigations. His current case-load includes advising on an ongoing Competition Commission’s (CC) market investigation; work on a large pan-European follow-on cartel damages case; and he has also worked on various high profile EU merger cases including EMI/Sony, NYSE Euronext/ Deutsche Börse and Glencore/Xstrata. He served on the CC’s panel of expert academic economists (2004-2006) and subsequently as Deputy Chairman of the CC (2006-2011), acting as Chairman of a range of inquiry groups investigating mergers and also hearing appeals against regulatory price control decisions in telecoms and water sectors. He also chaired the CC’s Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) market investigation.

He was President of the Association of Competition Economists (2009-2011). Prior to joining the CC, he provided advice to clients and submitted written and/or oral testimony in a variety of Competition Act cases including Bacardi and BHB Rules and Orders in front of the OFT and in At the Races at the High Court.

He has a Ph.D. in Economics (Yale, 1999) and served on the faculties of MIT (1998-2002) and LSE (2002-2006). His academic work includes contributions to a number of leading academic journals. He is co-author of the leading textbook, Quantitative Analysis for Competition and Antitrust Investigations, which was published by Princeton University Press in 2010. 

Georgios Dimitropoulos

Georgios Dimitropoulos is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg. Georgios studied law at the University of Athens, and holds an LL.M. from Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. in Global and EU administrative law from the University of Heidelberg. Before joining the MPI he was a Hauser Research Scholar at New York University (NYU) School of Law, he completed an internship at the European Commission’s Directorate General Enterprise and Industry, whereas during his Ph.D. studies he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for German and European Administrative Law of the University of Heidelberg. His current research interests include international dispute resolution, international economic law, and global and EU administrative law.

Stefan Eich

Stefan Eich is Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows and a Lecturer in Politics at Princeton University (effective July 2016). Stefan’s research interests are in political theory and the history of political thought. His book manuscript in progress, entitled “The Currency of Justice: Money in the History of Political Thought,” recovers debates about money as a central political institution by studying five moments of monetary crisis and their relation to the history of political thought. Stefan will receive his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in 2016. He holds an M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Frédéric Jenny

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Damien Geradin

Prof. Geradin is currently a Professor of Competition Law & Economics at Tilburg University (the Netherlands) and at George Mason University School of Law (Washington, DC). He is also a visiting Professor at University College London. Damien has also held visiting Professorships at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, the University of Michigan Law School, UCLA School of Law, and the College of Europe, Bruges. He was a visiting lecturer at the University of Paris II (Assas) and at King’s College London, and also a Fullbright scholar and visiting lecturer at Yale Law School.

Over the past 20 years, Damien has authored/co-authored/edited over 20 books and 100 scientific papers in the field of competition law, IP law and the regulation of network industries. Recent books EU Competition Law & Economics (with Nicolas Petit and Anne Layne-Farrar) (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Global Antitrust Law & Economics (with Einer Elhauge) (Foundation Press, 2nd Ed. 2012).

Prof. Geradin is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Competition Law & Economics (published by OUP), a non-governemental advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN), and a member of the International Task Force of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust.

Damien has acted as an expert witness in numerous arbitration and litigation proceedings. His work has been cited by the Court of Justice of the EU, the US Supreme Court, various US Court of Appeals, and regulatory proceedings.

Martin Petrin

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Florian Wagner-von Papp

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Javier Tapia

Javier Tapia is senior researcher at Regcom, the Centre for Regulation and Competition at Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Law. He is also currently Chief Legal Counsel of the Chilean Electricity Generators Trade Association. 

He holds a Ph.D. from University College London (UCL), an MSc in Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), a certificate in Economics from Universidad de Chile, and a law degree from Universidad de Chile. 

His main research interests include comparative competition law, institutional and behavioural economics, law & economics, economic regulation and administrative law. He has published a wide variety of articles and book chapters on both competition law and utilities regulation. Javier also acts as a consultant for public and private bodies. 

Javier has been an academic at Universidad de Chile (Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Law) and UCL (Faculty of Laws and School of Public Policy), and invited lecturer and speaker in other universities. 

Previously, he was Head of the Research and Advocacy Division at the FNE, the Chilean competition agency, being also in charge of international relations; legal adviser and policy analyst at Ofgem, the UK energy regulator; legal adviser for the Ministry General Secretariat for the Presidency of Chile; legal adviser for the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels, the Chilean energy regulator; and junior attorney at a well-known law firm in Chile.

Dr. Tapia was appointed Judge at the Competition Tribunal of the Republic of Chile in May 2014.

Research assistants

  • Omar Hernandez Arauz
  • Syazana Asmuni
  • Lukas Böffel
  • Bernardo Danesi
  • Marta Yuste Ginel
  • Wei-Hung Lai
  • Peter O'Loughlin
  • Xinchen Lu
  • Julius Luettge
  • Ambre Maucorps
  • James Mosley
  • Maria Pena
  • Paloma Pionetti
  • Daniel Schlichting
  • Christoph Winter

Advisory Board

The Director is assisted by an International Advisory Board, which meets once a year. The Advisory Board is composed of:

  • Nick Economides, Professor of Economics, Leonard N. Stern, School of Business, NYU
  • Douglas Ginsburg, Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Herbert Hovenkamp, College of Law, Ben and Dorothy Willie Chair, College of Law, University of Iowa
  • Kai-Uwe Kühn, University of Michigan and former Chief Economist at the European Commission
  • Damien Neven, Professor of International Economics, The Graduate Institute- Geneva, Former chief economist, European Commission
  • Eric Posner, Kirkland & Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Aaron Director Research Scholar, University of Chicago
  • George Priest, Edward J Phelps Professor of Law and Economics and Kauffman Distiguished Research Scholar in Law, Economics and Entrepreneurship, Yale Law School
  • Claudio Radaelli, Anniversary Chair in Politics, Jean Monnet Chair in European Public Policy, University of Exeter
  • Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School
  • Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Professor of Law and Economics, Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics, University of Amsterdam 
  • Spencer Weber Waller, Professor of Law, Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, School of Law, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Jonathan Wiener, William R. and Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law at Duke Law School, Professor of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy, at Duke University

Past members

Research Assistants

  • Isabela Castro
  • Francisco Borquez Electorat
  • Leah Farzin
  • Daniel Harris
  • Eleni Katsambouka
  • Katariina Koivisto
  • Regina Koleva
  • Lorenzo Masi
  • Marianna Mishiaouli
  • Christine Ryan
  • Lena Templer
  • Jonathan Tsang
  • Agnieszka Zalewska