Concurrences Ph.D. Thesis Awards

Concurrences awards outstanding Ph.D. theses in two categories:

 Competition Law
 Competition Economics


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


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)


  • 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.


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

2021 Eco Ph.D. Award

  • Timo Klein, "Essays in Competition Economics", Amsterdam University.

2020 Law Ph.D. Award

2020 Eco Ph.D. Award

2019 Ph.D. Award

2018 Ph.D. Award

2017 Ph.D. Award

2016 Ph.D. Award

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