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Prof. Giorgi Monti appointed to TILEC’s Ronald Coase Chair in Law and Economics

Published: 20th December 2018 Last updated: 10th April 2019

For the academic year 2018-19, Tilburg Law School has appointed Professor Giorgi Monti of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy to the Ronald Coase Chair in Law and Economics at TILEC, the Tilburg Law and Economics Center.

Before joining the EUI in September 2010, Giorgio Monti taught law at the University of Leicester (1993-2001) and at the London School of Economics (2001-2010). He is an Italian national but he received his legal training in the United Kingdom.

Monti’s main research focus is in the field of competition law. He has engaged in research projects in fields ranging from feminist legal studies, to commercial law, to comparative tort law. 

While in Tilburg, Professor Monti will collaborate with the TILEC researchers working in the broader areas of competition policy and innovation. In addition, he will share his knowledge and expertise with TILEC PhD researchers, commenting on their PhD projects. Finally, he will also give guest lectures in the advanced competition law classes that TILEC offers at the Tilburg Law School.

“We are particularly pleased to offer this prestigious visiting Chair to Professor Monti." says the TILEC Director, Professor Panos Delimatsis. "Giorgio is a leading competition law scholar with very important contributions in the development of EU competition law as a discipline. His presence in Tilburg will be a significant asset in TILEC’s continuous effort to produce world-class research which also is instrumental for policy design at the European level.”

Ronald Coase Chair

The Ronald Coase Chair in Law and Economics was established in 2008 to bring distinguished scholars to campus to interact on a regular basis with TILEC members and the Tilburg University academic community at large. The late Nobel Memorial Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences Ronald Coase (1910-2013) is globally known for his pioneering and inspiring work on institutional economics, and transaction costs in particular. He gave consent to the establishment of the Ronald Coase Chair himself.