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The Australian National University

Dr R. Ian McEwin

LLB (Hons 1) PhD (Economics) A.N.U
Visiting Fellow
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Other Economics 1499
  • Law 1801

Research interests

Comparative law and economics; competition law and economics


Ian McEwin is an Australian lawyer with a PhD in Economics, both from the Australian National University, who specialises in Southeast Asian competition law and economics.   He has been an expert witness in major competition law cases in Australia, New Zealand and Europe and was foundation Director of the Centre for Law and Economics in the Law Faculty at the Australian National University in Canberra.  In 2002 the Singapore Ministry of Trade & Industry recruited him to help with the drafting of the Singapore competition law and the setting up of the Singapore Competition Commission. He subsequently became the Commission’s first Chief Economist.  Following that he became a visiting Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore and then at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.  He has co-chaired (with Susan Ning) Global Competition Review’s Asian competition law conference in Singapore for the last four years.  He has advised several governments in Southeast Asia on the instruction of competition law and was recently appointed to the Foundation Board of Advisors of the Global Antitrust Institute at the George Mason University School of Law in Washington.  He teaches in their courses on economics for regulators and judges in Asia.  He recently edited a special edition on Southeast Asian competition law for Competition Policy International Chronicle and is currently finalising a book Competition Law in Southeast Asia for Cambridge University Press.



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