ABOUT THE AWARD
The Concurrences Ph.D. Awards aim to select and publish the best theses on specific topics in competition law and economics, excluding general works such as treatises and manuals. Two Awards are granted on an annual basis, where possible: one in Competition Law, and the other in Competition and Economics. Law theses must concern EU competition law, the law in member States, or law in States linked by cooperation agreements to the EU, as well as comparative law research with a European dimension.
Applications for the Ph.D. Awards are open from 1st March 2023 to 1st May 2023.
To apply, send your thesis as a PDF, and the report issued by the jury, or the diploma issued by the University, to email@example.com.
Law Ph.D. Award (2023)
- Emmanuelle Claudel (University Paris-Panthéon-Assas) (President)
- Linda Arcelin (University of La Rochelle)
- Francesco Martucci (University Paris-Panthéon-Assas)
- Thibault Schrepel (Stanford University, VU Amsterdam)
Economics Ph.D. Award (2023)
- Thibaud Vergé (French Competition Authority) (President)
- Claire Chambolle (INRAE)
- Griet Jans (Belgian Competition Authority)
- Alexis Walckiers (E.CA Economics)
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & RULES
- Only Ph.D. theses are eligible, not Master theses.
- Theses may be written in either English or French.
- Theses must have been defended between 1st March 2022 and 1st March 2023.
- Theses may not have been previously published, or be covered by a publishing contract or a preferential right granted to another publisher.
- Until the Jury has made its decision public, candidates may neither enter into a publishing contract with another publisher nor grant a preferential right to another publisher. This condition does not apply to theses eligible for the Concurrences Ph.D. Award in Economics: individual chapters of the thesis may previously have been published in journals.
- Should the Jury decide to make candidates an offer to publish their thesis, candidates commit to publishing their work with Concurrences.
- Any print or online version of the winning theses must mention the Concurrences Ph.D. Award on its cover page.
SELECTION & ANNOUNCEMENT
Winners of the 2023 Ph.D. Awards will be posted on this page and announced at the New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference 2023, on 22 June 2023.
- Publication at no cost of the thesis in the Concurrences Books collection directed by Professor Laurence Idot;
- Presentation of the thesis at the New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference;
- Publication of an article in Concurrences Review;
- One-Year free subscription to Concurrences+.
2022 Law Ph.D. Awards
- Friso Bostoen, "Abuse of platform power: Leveraging conduct in digital markets under EU competition law and beyond", KU Leuven University.
- Sophia Xue Bai, "Reform of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises: What China Can Learn from the Practice of Competitive Neutrality Policy in Australia", University of New South Wales.
2022 Eco Ph.D. Award
- Morgane Guignard, "Bargaining Power, Competition and Innovation", Institut Polytechnique de Paris.
2021 Law Ph.D. Award
- Antonin Pitras, "Les activités bancaires saisies par le droit de la concurrence. Essai sur les relations entre droit de la concurrence et régulation bancaire.", Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.
2021 Eco Ph.D. Award
- Timo Klein, "Essays in Competition Economics", Amsterdam University.
2020 Law Ph.D. Award
- Vincent Bridoux, "Droit de la commande publique et droit de la concurrence de l’Union Européenne. Étude d’une dynamique commune", University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.
2020 Eco Ph.D. Award
- Jean-Marc Zogheib, "Competition and Regulation in Network Industries. Essays in Industrial Organization", Institut Polytechnique de Paris.
2019 Ph.D. Award
- Godefroy de Montcuit, "La faute lucrative en droit de la concurrence", University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelynes.
2018 Ph.D. Award
- Walid Chaiehloudj, "Les accords de report d’entrée - Contribution à l’étude de la relation du droit de la concurrence et du droit des brevets", Aix-Marseille University
2017 Ph.D. Award
2016 Ph.D. Award
- Konstantina Bania, "The Role of Media Pluralism in the Enforcement of EU Competition Law", European University Institute, Florence
2015 Ph.D. Awards
- Anna Pisarkiewicz, "Evolving Forms of Abuse of Dominant Position in the Electronic Communications Sector", European University Institute, Florence
- Damien Reymond, "Action antidumping et droit de la concurrence dans l’Union européenne", University Panthéon-Assas, Paris II
2013 Ph.D. Awards
- Rafael Amaro, "Le contentieux privé des pratiques anticoncurrentielles. Etude des contentieux complémentaire et autonome devant les juridictions judiciaires", University Paris V-René Descartes
- Michael J. Frese, "Sanctions in EU Competition Law: Principles and Practice", Amsterdam University
2012 Ph.D. Award
- Martijn Han, "Vertical relations in cartel theory", Amsterdam University
2011 Ph.D. Awards
- Jérôme Gstalter, "Droit de la concurrence et droits de propriété intellectuelle", University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I
- Claire Mongouachon, "Abus de position dominante et secteur public", Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
- Silvia Pietrini, "L’action collective en droit des pratiques anticoncurrentielles", University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
2008 Ph.D. Award
- Anne-Lise Sibony, "Le juge et le raisonnement économique en droit de la concurrence", University Paris-Dauphine
2007 Ph.D. Award
- David Bosco, "L’obligation d’exclusivité", University Aix Marseille
2005 Ph.D. Award
- Laetitia Driguez, "Droit social et droit de la concurrence", University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I