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Professor Edward M. Iacobucci appointed as C.D. Howe Institute’s Competition Policy Scholar

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July 7, 2011 - The C.D. Howe Institute today announced the appointment of Professor Edward M. Iacobucci as its Competition Policy Scholar.

A longtime associate of the Institute, Professor Iacobucci is both Osler Chair in Business Law and Associate Dean, Research, at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

“Ed will provide advice and guidance to the Institute’s Competition Policy Council, which comprises top-ranked academics and practitioners active in competition policy,” said Finn Poschmann, the Institute’s VP Research and chair of the Council. “The Council provides expert, independent analysis of emerging competition policy issues, including those potentially faced by the Competition Bureau.”

A Rhodes Scholar, Professor Iacobucci was educated at Queen’s University (B.A. Hons.1991); University of Oxford (M.Phil.1993); and the University of Toronto (LL.B. 1996). He started at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law in 1998.  He was Visiting Professor at New York University Law School in 2007, Visiting Professor at University of Chicago Law School in 2003 and John M. Olin Visiting Fellow at Columbia University Law School in 2002.

Prior to joining the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, he was the John M. Olin Visiting Lecturer at the University of Virginia in 1997-98 and served as Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for Mr. Justice John Sopinka in 1996-97. He won a teaching prize at the Faculty of Law in 2000 and was a joint winner of the 2003 Douglas D. Purvis Memorial Prize in Economics for The Law and Economics of Canadian Competition Policy. His areas of interest include corporate law, competition law, and law and economics.

The Competition Policy Council generates crucial analysis for practitioners in the field, convenes a neutral forum for testing competing views, and provides an opportunity for policymakers, the media and the public to draw on the expertise of the competition field’s most distinguished legal and economic minds. The Council, whose members participate in their personal capacities, releases public reports that outline the issues and summarize the reasoning behind participants’ recommendations.

Media contact: James Fleming. 416-865-1904

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