Peter Davis

Cornerstone Research (London)
Senior Vice President

Dr Peter Davis is Senior Vice President at the office of Cornerstone Research. Before he was Executive Vice President at Compass Lexecon. He was formerly appointed Deputy Chairman of the UK Competition Commission (2006-2011) and was previously on the CC’s academic panel of expert economists from 2004. He received his PhD from Yale and served on the faculties of MIT and then LSE before joining the CC. He currently also serves as President of the Association of Competition Economists. As a former academic he has published widely in academic journals and his most recent publications include the book, Quantitative Techniques for Competition and Antitrust Analysis (co-authored with Eliana Garces), published by Princeton University Press. At the CC he sits on the Council (the CC’s strategic management board) and acts as Inquiry Chairman for a variety of cases. Recent cases have included the Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) market investigation, the Mobile Phone Wholesale Termination Charges appeals (by BT and H3G against Ofcom’s price control decision), the Sutton and East Surrey Water plc appeal against Ofwat’s Substantial Effect Interim Price Determination as well as a variety of second phase merger investigations.


Linked authors

United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
AlixPartners (Chicago)
United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
University of Harvard - Law School (Cambridge)
CRA International (London)
US Department of Justice (Washington)
US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (Washington)


1801 Bulletin

Peter Davis As Efficient Competitor Test: An overview of EU and national case law


Determining the appropriate standards to apply in Article 102 cases involving allegedly exclusionary conduct by a dominant firm continues to provide substantial room for debate between and within the legal and economic communities. However, the nature of the debate has progressed substantially since the European Commission adopted an approach to assessing whether a dominant firm’s conduct amounts to anti-competitive foreclosure that is more closely aligned with the economic literature by publishing its Priority Guidance Paper (“PGP”).

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