Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics



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Who was William Jevons?

William Stanley Jevons
The Jevons Institute has been named after William Stanley Jevons, one of the foremost economists of the 19th Century.

William Stanley Jevons was one of the foremost economists of the 19th century.  He was one of the main British contributors to the marginalist revolution in economic thought of the 1870s and one of the founders of modern economic science.  

Aside from his pathbreaking worth as a theorist, Jevons helped pioneer the practical use of economic statistics and was on the first exponents of modern econometric methods.  Jevons was a student at the college and went on to become a professor at UCL.

Our activities

The Jevons Institute is involved in the following regular activities.

UCL Annual Antitrust and Regulation Forum 

This is a workshop held in London on topical themes of Antitrust Law and Regulation to which international 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
    View programme: PDF iconjudicial_review_in_eu_and_us_antitrust_law.pdf
  • 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. 
  • 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 TradingDamien Neven, Chief Economist, European Commission; Dennis Carlton, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Justice; Michael Salinger, Chief Economist , Federal Trade Commission.
    View Programme: PDF iconucl_antitrust_regulation_forum_2007.pdf

Colloquia on Antitrust and Regulation 

This is a by-invitation-only annual event with roundtable discussions on a theme of interest in antitrust and regulation policy and enforcement. It is now held in Washington DC. The first Colloquium held in May 2006 focused on the antitrust aspects of two-sided markets.


Selected papers presented at the UCL Annual Forum and the Colloquia are published in Competition Policy International.


The Jevons Institute is pleased to recognize the following companies and organizations, each of which have contributed to support our mission:

  • Allen & Overy
  • Clearly Gottlieb
  • CRA Charles River Associates
  • Linklaters

Sponsorship opportunities

The activities of the Jevons Institute, including its external events, is partially financed through the support of donors. External funding helps the Jevons Institute maintain and develop programmess concerning the law and economics of competition policy.

Support of donors is acknowledged on the Jevons Institute's publications, materials and website.