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Associate Professor Caron Beaton-Wells
Director of Studies, Competition Law
Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
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Associate Professor Caron Beaton-Wells researches and teaches in the field of competition law at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne and is the Director of the University's Competition Law & Economics Network.
She coordinates the teaching programs in the Juris Doctor and Melbourne Law Masters in this area and also supervises student research at undergraduate and graduate levels.
is widely published on competition law issues, including Proof
of Antitrust Markets (Federation Press, 2003), a study of the evidence used to establish markets for the purposes of antitrust analysis.
recent research focuses on cartel regulation and she
has authored a series of substantial papers and articles on Australia's decision to criminalise serious cartel conduct, published in leading national and international journals.
has also spoken at many conferences on the subject in Australia and overseas and is frequently asked to comment in the media on cartel and other competition related developments.
Professor Brent Fisse and Associate Professor Beaton-Wells have co-authored the first book dedicated to cartel regulation in Australia - Australian Cartel Regulation: Law, Policy and Practice in an International Context - published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.
Associate Professor Beaton-Wells has been a member of the Victorian Bar since 1997 and has practised predominantly in federal jurisdictions.
She is a member of the Trade Practices Committee of Australia's peak legal body, the Law Council of Australia, and of the American Bar Association's Sections of Antitrust Law and International Law.
In December 2008 Associate Professor Beaton-Wells became an inaugural member of the Academic Board of the Asian Competition Law and Economics Centre in Hong Kong.
She is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Loyola Chicago Consumer Antitrust Institute and the Australian news correspondent for the highly ranked European Competition Law Review.
Dr Beaton-Wells has been invited by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to act as an Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network.
has also consulted on competition law-related matters to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the New Zealand government.
In 2009 Dr Beaton-Wells was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law & Policy and St John's College.
In 2010, Dr Beaton-Wells
was named as one of the top female competition law professors in the world by the Antitrust and Competition Policy Blog.
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A selection of relevant publications by Associate Professor Beaton-Wells includes: