William BISHOP

Dr Bishop is Chairman of Lexecon, an economics consultancy firm which he founded in 1991. The firm's specialty is economics applied to Competition Law, regulation and to mergers and acquisitions.

He is Judge at the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

He is an economist with 20 years experience as an advisor to companies. He has held academic posts at the London School of Economics, Oxford University and at universities in Canada, Australia and the United States.

He currently teaches the economics of Competition Law at the College.

He has published widely in academic journals on topics in law and economics. He is a (non-practising) member of the English Bar. Dr Bishop has appeared as an expert witness before the Courts and Competition Authorities of several European countries, before the European Commission and the Ways and Means Committee of the US House of Representatives.

He has conducted research and written economic analyses on more than 200 industries in the course of advising on competition litigation and on investigations.

He has been an advisor to DGIV on its Market Definition Notice, on Quantitative Techniques and on Remedies, and to the DTI on the UK Competition Act.