Visiting Research Fellows

The Centre for Competition Law and Policy operates a non stipendiary programme of research fellowships in competition law and policy. Fellows are invited to spend a short period of up to two terms at the CCLP in which they contribute to research and debate on key policy issues.

Visiting research fellows (since 2008):

Research Students

Degrees range from the Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) to Master research degrees such as the Master of Studies in Legal Research (MSt), the Master of Philosophy in Law (MPhil) and the Master of Letters (MLitt). Information on these degrees is available on the Oxford University web pages.

In addition to the research degrees, graduate students attending the taught competition law course may also engage in a short research project and write a supervised dissertation on competition law. For more information regarding this option please consult the Law Faculty web pages.

The Competition Law Centre serves as a venue for research students to meet and exchange views on their research projects through the Research Students' Discussion Group. Each meeting includes a short presentation on up to two research projects, followed by a group discussion. Meetings take place in Hilary and Trinity Term.

Current research projects include:

Maria Ioannidou: The thesis examines the importance of consumer interest in EU competition law with a view of reshaping the current enforcement toolbox in the competition law field. The focus is on private enforcement. The main research question concerns the reasons justifying more active consumer participation as well as the necessary procedural tools facilitating such participation. The employed structure and methodology are prescribed by the factors inspiring the research question namely: a. the reported in EU competition law shift towards a more economic based consumer welfare oriented approach (substantive factor) and b. the contemporary EU debate about private competition law enforcement (procedural factor).

Julian Nowag: Julian's thesis examines the effect of the so called environmental integration obligation on the provisions of European internal market law and in particular competition law, state aid law and the four freedoms from a compartive point of view. The environmental integration obligation stipulated in Article 11 TFEU (ex. Art 6 EC) sets out that ‘Environmental protection requirements must be integrated into the definition and implementation of the Union policies and activities, in particular with a view to promoting sustainable development.'

Vasiliki Brisimi: The thesis deals with the role and limits of the market integration imperative in the application of Article 102 TFEU post-Lisbon. The main research question is whether and under what conditions should dominant undertakings be condemned under Article 102TFEU for market separation. Therefore, the focus is on competition law enforcement against private undertakings. In that context, the thesis engages in a comparative analysis of the notion of ‘abuse of dominance’ and ‘trade barriers’ under the free movement provisions, with a view of distinguishing between instances where the values promoted and protected under Article 102TFEU are aligned with market integration and instances of conflict, namely when policy integration is at stake.  

Pablo Márquez: A native of Colombia, Mr. Pablo Márquez's own research interests are in the area of law and economics and competition policy for emerging economies. Pablo's dissertation is concerned with abuse of dominance and his main goal is to establish whether the analysis and application of the abusive pricing prohibitions in emerging economies are appropriate, having regard to the goals of competition law and the high degree of aggregate market power, and to establish whether or not a different approach is justified.

Chi Hang Chiang: The thesis explores the Competition Legislation in Hong Kong and critically appraises the limited application of the competition regime to Government and Statutory Bodies.

Excellence Awards

The Centre for Competition Law and Policy grants “excellence awards” aimed at encouraging research and publications in the area of competition law. Awards of up to £1000 are granted to research students whose research papers constitute a significant contribution to the field and have been accepted for publication in a leading law journal. For applications and further information please contact the CCLP.

*Please note that the Centre does not manage applications for admission to the research programmes and all queries regarding admission and supervision should be addressed directly to the Graduate Studies Office.

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