The Jevons Institute's external activities currently revolve around three
main initiatives to which it may add in coming years:
UCL Annual Antitrust and Regulation Forum: this is a
public annual event held in London on topical themes of Antitrust Law
and Regulation to which both students and 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.
- 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 Trading; Damien Neven, Chief
Economist, European Commission; Dennis Carlton, Chief Economist, U.S.
Department of Justice; Michael Salinger, Chief Economist , Federal Trade
Antitrust and Regulation Lectures Series: this series
comprises a minimum of three evening events at which experts in this field
are invited to debate a theme presented by a leading international expert.
At least one event per year will be presented by a scholar, policymaker,
judge or practitioner from outside the EU.
Colloquia on Antitrust and Regulation: this is a larger,
by-invitation-only, annual event with roundtable discussions on a theme
of interest in antitrust and regulation policy and enforcement. We aim
to make this a focal point for exchanges between faculty members with
international affiliated institutions. The first Colloquium held in May
2006 focused on the antitrust aspects of two-sided markets. The Colloquia
may be held outside of the UK at affiliated institutions.
Selected papers presented at the UCL Annual Forum and the Colloquia will
be published in Competition Policy International the review published
twice a year by eSapience (http://www.esapience.org/).