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Scholar-In-Residence Program

Scholar-In-Residence Program

Scholars-in-Residence 2016

The Section of Antitrust Law International Scholar in Residence Program (“SAL SIR”) will provide funding of $10,000.00 USD each for up to two scholars to visit the United States to pursue competition policy-related research in the Spring of 2016.

Theodosia Stavroulaki is a PhD researcher at the Law Department of the European University Institute. Her main areas of expertise include EU competition law, health law and policy, law and economics. Her PhD research project which is entitled ‘The integration of healthcare quality under a competition law analysis: Current challenges and proposals for further development’ and which is supervised by Professor Giorgio Monti, examines how and to what extent healthcare quality may be taken into account under EU competition law. In particular, the primary goal of her thesis is to explore the relationship between the element of health care quality and the application of EU competition law by examining two essential questions. First, what are the main competition law concerns which have been raised or are expected to be raised in light of the application of EU competition law in the newly reformed national healthcare systems of the Netherlands and the UK? Second, how can healthcare quality be assessed when the competent Courts and competition law enforcers are confronted with these issues? During her stay in Washington DC she aims to examine these questions with an eye to the FTC’s approach to the application of US antirust in the field of healthcare. Before coming to Washington DC Stavroulaki was a visiting scholar at the Law Department of the London School of Economics. Since 2014 she is also an editor of the antitrust and law & economics section of the law journal ‘European Journal of Legal Studies. She holds three masters degrees: an LLM in Law and Economics (Utrecht University), an executive MSc in European Economic Studies (Athens University of Economics and Business) and an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws (European University Institute). Before commencing her PhD at the European University Institute Stavroulaki worked as an antitrust associate in a leading law firm in Greece in EU competition Law. In addition, in March of 2009, she interned at the Private Enforcement Unit of DG Competition of European Commission.

Lukas Toth, International Scholar-in-Residence 2015

Lukáš Tóth is a PhD student in Economics as the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE), University of Amsterdam (UvA). Lukáš obtained his M.Phil. in Economics (2012) at the Tinbergen Institute and a Bachelor's degree in Economics (2010) at the Charles University in Prague. During his studies, he interned in the National Economic Council of the Czech Republic, taught Philosophy and Economics at the Charles University in Prague, worked on a book Economics of Good and Evil, and co-founded a NGO Inventory of Democracy.
Lukáš's academic interests lie in economics of regulation and antitrust, organizational and institutional economics and contract theory. His PhD research is focused on the decision-making of regulatory agencies.



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Scholar-In-Residence Application Details

Junior faculty members (those who have been engaged in full-time teaching for five years or less) as well as current or recent Ph.D. students who have a demonstrated interest in the study of competition policy are invited to apply. Click "more" for full details.

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