Building number 10 Ravelijn
Room: RA 1246
Telephone: + 31 53 489 1180
Dr. Victoria Daskalova (1985) is an Assistant Professor within the Chair of Law, Governance and Technology in the Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM) in the Faculty of Behavioral and Management Science. Her research is on the intersection of law and economics.
Victoria holds a BA in Political Science (2007, Duke University), an LLM in International and European Law (2010, Tilburg University), an LLM in Legal Research (2011, Tilburg University). She completed her PhD in Law at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (2016) on a thesis about the application of the EU antitrust rules to the exercise of monopsony and buyer power. During her doctorate, Victoria was a trainee at the European Commission Directorate General for Competition.
Victoria joined the Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability in December 2015. Her research examines the constraints and opportunities under EU competition law for achieving the growth, sustainability, and innovation objectives of the EU. Areas of interest and expertise include the food (retail) sector, energy and health markets.
Victoria is an extramural fellow at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) and a member of the Netherlands Institute for Governance (NIG).
In addition to her responsibilities in teaching and research, Victoria sits on the Exam Board for Governance Studies of the Faculty of Behavioral and Management Science and is a Research Ethics contact person for the CSTM department.
- EU law
- Law and economics
- Purchasing and buyer power
- Competition law and economic regulation
- Health markets
- Energy markets
- Food (retail) sector
- Standard setting
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
European Public Administration
Policy Governance in Europe: Legal Issues of the Welfare State and Distributive Justice.
Policy Making and Planning: Legal Institutions of Policy Making.
International Business Administration
Master of Environmental and Energy Management
Academic Research: Academic Writing, Research Ethics, and Research Design.
Master in Health Science
Multi-perspective Approach in Public
- “The Monopsony Paradox: Buyer Power and Enforcement of the EU Antitrust Provisions” (dissertation) 2016; ISBN: 978-94-6167-277-3
- “Consumer Welfare in EU Competition Law: what is it (not) about?” (2015) 11(1) Competition Law Review, 131-160
- “What Makes a Global Market? Reflections on Market Governance, Globalisation and the Law” (2012) 3(3) Transnational Legal Theory (Hart Publishing)
- “Private labels (Own Brands) in the Grocery Sector: Competition Concerns and Treatment in EU Competition Law” TILEC Discussion Paper 2012 <http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1981958 >
- “Competition Law and Globalization: Interview with Professor David J. Gerber, Distinguished Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law” (interview) (2011) 16(2) Tilburg Law Review: Journal of International and European Law, 113-126 (Martinus NIjhoff) <http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/10.1163/221125911x611017>
- “Editorial” (2011) 16(2) Tilburg Law Review: Journal of International and European Law (Martinus NIjhoff Publishers) <http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/10.1163/221125911x611026>
- “Editorial” (2011) 16(1) Tilburg Law Review: Journal of International and European Law (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers) <http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/10.1163/221125911x590930>
Conference and Workshop Presentations:
- ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance biennial conference; presentation on the topic: “Buyer Power and the Regulatory Toolbox: What Role for Competition Law” (6th July 2016, Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands)
- University of Kassel Workshop on Certification; joint presentation with M. Heldeweg: “Meta-Legal Design for Responsible Certification” (10th June 2016, Kassel University, Kassel, Germany)
- Autoriteit Consument en Markt (ACM) Academy Lunch Series, “Anticompetitive use of buyer power: between exploitation and exclusion” (12 November 2015, the Hague, the Netherlands).
- Transnational Law and Social Justice International Conference hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science (26-27 June 2015, London, UK); presented the paper “The New Self-Employed: Power Imbalances in the Aftermath of Liberalization and the Tension between Competition Policy and the Labor Law” < https://tlsjproject.wordpress.com/program/ >
- CLEEN (Competition Law and Economics European Network) Annual Workshop (hosted by the Tilburg Law and Economics Center, Tilburg, the Netherlands, 28-29 June 2015) delivered presentation on the topic “Buyer-induced Foreclosure: What Assessment for an Invisible Problem?”
- TILEC (Tilburg Law and Economics Center) Work-in-Progress Seminar (Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands, 27 May 2015) delivered presentation on the topic “Exploitative Abuses by Powerful Buyers and Art. 102 TFEU”
- Baltic Competition Conference (forthcoming, 8 May 2015, Riga, Latvia) Keynote speaker; topic “Buyer Dominance: Challenges for (National) Competition Authorities”
- European Competition Day (7 May 2015, Riga, Latvia) delivered presentation “Regulating Retailer Buyer Power: What Role for EU Competition Law?” < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyVeZ9k5s9Y >
- Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit (NZa), “Buyer Power and Competition Law Enforcement in Healthcare Markets” (11 December 2014, Utrecht, the Netherlands,)
- ACELG (Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance) 4th Annual conference “Ten years of Decentralized EU Competition Law Enforcement” (Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 14 November 2014) presented a poster on “Monopsony Power” < http://acelg.uva.nl/binaries/content/assets/subsites/amsterdam-centre-for-european-law-and-governance/events/2014/acelg-iv---conference/poster-victoria-daskalova.pdf?2833816922537 >
- CLEEN (Competition Law and Economics European Network) Annual Workshop (hosted by the Center for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; 10-11 June 2014); presented the paper: “Buyer Power and Article 101 TFEU”
- Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference 2014 (Queen Mary Law School, London, UK; 5 June 2014); presented the paper: “Exploitative Buyer Abuses and Article 102 TFEU”.
- TILEC (Tilburg Law and Economics Center) Work-in-Progress Seminar (Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands, 11 Dec 2013); presented the research project “Buyer Power in Competition Law”
- CLEEN (Competition Law and Economics European Network) Annual Workshop (hosted by the Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics) (Bergen, Norway, 13-14 May 2013); presented the paper: ““The problem with buyer power: economic learning and legal implications”.
- Birmingham Law School 3rd Conference on European Law and Policy in Context “Integration or Disintegration? The Future of European Law and Policy” (Birmingham, UK, 28-29 June 2012); presented the paper: “EU Competition Law: Old Goals and New Goals”
- CLEEN (Competition Law and Economics European Network) Annual Workshop (hosted by the ZEW Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany on 10-11 May 2012); presented the paper: “The Changing Goals of EU Competition Law: Old Goals and New Goals”
- TILEC (Tilburg Law and Economics Center) Competition Law (Club Med) Seminar (Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands, 25 Jan 2012); presented a case note on “Authors Guild Inc. et al. v. Google, Inc. (The Google Books case)”
- HiiL (The Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law), “Law of the Future” - one of the ten winners of the HiiL essay competition and discussant in the session on “The Youth, the Law and the Future” (The Hague, 23-24 June, 2011); <http://www.lawofthefuture.org/blog/2011/06/17/guest-post-what-are-the-greatest-challenges-that-law-and-legal-systems-need-to-cope-with/>
- CLEEN (Competition Law and Economics European Network) Annual Workshop (hosted by the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Florence, 9-10 May 2011); presented the paper: “Private Labels and Article 101 TFEU”