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Elliott, David

Kings College London
United Kingdom


David is a visiting professor at King’s College London and has been teaching at King's since 2007. He has over 30 years’ experience of advising government and the private sector on the application of economics to competition policy. He was a senior member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Competition Practice for 12 years. Prior to joining PwC he was the chief economist at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and David has also worked as an economist advising on competition policy within the Competition Commission (CC) and the Department of Trade and Industry (currently the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform). David also has wide experience in providing technical assistance in the development of competition law and policy to governments in the emerging market economies. He has also provided assistance to the anti-monopoly authorities in the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Kenya; and was particularly involved in the training and development of the new competition authorities in the Republic of South Africa. From 1992 David was involved in the OECD outreach programme for the training of competition officials within countries in transition and has also provided training within UNCTAD and World Bank technical assistance seminars. From 1996 to 1999 he was a Special Professor in the School of Management and Finance at the University of Nottingham.   

Research Interest

David is interested in all aspects of competition-related economics. He is particularly interested in the application of empirical techniques to anti-trust and the development of economic expertise within the competition authorities of transition economies.  

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