Dr Niamh Dunne

Dr Niamh Dunne

Associate Professor of Law

LSE Law School

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About me

Niamh Dunne is an Associate Professor, teaching in the areas of competition and EU law. Before coming to LSE in September 2015, she was a Lecturer at King's College London, and a Fellow in Law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She has also worked in competition enforcement for the Competition Authority of Ireland, and as a consultant in competition policy, primarily for the OECD. She holds law degrees from the University of Cambridge (BA, PhD), NYU School of Law (LLM) and King's College London (MA). She is qualified as a solicitor in Ireland and in England & Wales (both non-practising), and as an attorney in New York State.

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Research interests

Niamh's research interests encompass, broadly, the areas of competition policy and market regulation. Work to date has explored the relationship between competition law and economic regulation; public and private aspects of antitrust enforcement; EU internal market liberalisation; and aspects of competition policy in the digital economy.



Jones & Sufrin's EU Competition Law: Texts, Cases, Materials 8th ed. (Oxford University Press, 2023) (with Alison Jones and Brenda Sufrin)

The complete guide to EU competition law, combining key primary sources with expert author commentary. The most comprehensive resource for students on EU competition law; extracts from key cases, academic works, and legislation are paired with incisive critique and commentary from an expert author team.

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Competition Law and Economic Regulation (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Niamh Dunne undertakes a systematic exploration of the relationship between competition law and economic regulation as legal mechanisms of market control. Beginning from a theoretical assessment of these legal instruments as discrete mechanisms, the author goes on to address numerous facets of the substantive interrelationship between competition law and economic regulation. She considers, amongst other aspects, the concept of regulatory competition law; deregulation, liberalisation and 'regulation for competition'; the concurrent application of competition law in regulated markets; and relevant institutional aspects including market study procedures, the distribution of enforcement powers between competition agencies and sector regulators, and certain legal powers that demonstrate a 'hybridised' quality lying between competition law and economic regulation. Throughout her assessment, Dunne identifies and explores recurrent considerations that inform and shape the optimal relationship between these legal mechanisms within any jurisdiction.

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