Jeffrey Church is a professor in the department of economics at the University of Calgary and a managing director of the Berkeley Research Group. Dr Church was the 1995–1996 TD MacDonald chair in industrial economics at the Competition Bureau. His published research includes articles on competition policy, intellectual property, and network economics. He is the coauthor of a book on the regulation of natural gas pipelines in Canada, a text in industrial organisation, and a monograph on the competitive implications of vertical and conglomerate mergers for the European Commission. Dr Church has won numerous teaching awards, including a Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award and two Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Teacher Awards.
Dr Church has acted as an expert on a wide range of regulatory and competition policy matters, appearing as an expert witness in proceedings before the Competition Tribunal, the National Energy Board, the Alberta Utilities Commission, and the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. Recently he provided expert testimony before the Competition Tribunal in the Visa/MasterCard and Toronto Real Estate Board cases, as well as the Alberta Utilities Commission in the Market Surveillance Administrator v TransAlta matter. The defense of Visa/MasterCard was winner of Global Competition Review's Behavioural Matter of the Year - Americas for 2014.
Dr Church has expertise and experience in merger analysis, abuse of dominance, and the competitive effects of horizontal and vertical restraints. He is well known for his work on the analysis of conglomerate and vertical mergers and has been extensively involved in the regulatory restructuring of telecommunications in Canada.
WWL says: The "highly recommended" Jeffrey Church offers wide-ranging knowledge of competition issues, with particular expertise in abuse of dominance and vertical mergers.
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