Centre for Law, Economics and Society


Global Competition Law & Economics Series

This research project investigates 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

Date and locationTitle
18 - 20 May 2016, St PetersburgGlobal Food Supply Chains and Competition Law
14 November, 2015, 
Cape Town
Competition Law and Policy in the Food Value Chain: Is there a Call for a BRICS Competition Law Paradigm? Workshop
23 June 2015,
St Petersburg
The Global Diffusion of Competition Law and Policy - An Explanatory Workshop
22 June 2015, 
St Petersburg
First BRICS Competition Law and Policy Forum
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 LondonCompetition Law and Policy in the Healthcare Sector: A Trans-Atlantic Perspective
2 December, 2011 LondonBrands, 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 LondonCompetition Law and Policy in Latin America
13 & 14 October 2009, LondonVertical Restraints in EC Competition Law: New Dynamics
27 & 28 May 2009, SantoriniThe Limits of Competition Law
5 & 6 October, 2008 IstanbulWhich Competition Policy for Regulated Industries? Governance and Sector-specific Perspectives

The Global Competition Law and Economics Series 

Published by Stanford University Press, with Ioannis Lianos and D. Daniel Sokol as series editors, Competition 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.