Professor Akman speaks at the OECD Global Forum on Competition

Professor Pinar Akman spoke at the 17th OECD Global Forum on Competition in Paris on 29 November 2018.

The Global Forum brings together high-level competition officials from over 100 authorities and organisations worldwide to debate a wide range of key and emerging competition issues including the link between competition policy and other cornerstones of economic development. Debates at the 2018 forum focused on competition and fairer societies, gender, regional competition agreements, investigative powers and state-owned enterprises.

Professor Akman, Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice, spoke on the panel concerning how competition can contribute to fairer societies. She presented some of the arguments from her monograph The Concept of Abuse in EU Competition Law: Law and Economic Approaches as well as from her articles on unfair pricing (with Luke Garrod) and discrimination.

The panel was live webcast and the recording is available to access online. Professor Akman’s presentation on the role of ‘fairness’ in competition law enforcement can be found here.

The programme of the 17th OECD Global Forum on Competition is available online