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Dr Philip Williams AM

Chairman, Frontier Economics


Relevant qualifications and honours

  • Image representing graduationTM Ec Monash University (1973)
  • Phd London School of Economics (1977)
  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM), 26 January 2014
    For significant service to business as an economist, and to the community.


Relevant work history and Committee involvement

2002-present Frontier Economics
Current Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
Current Member, Trade Practices Committee of the Law Council of Australia
Current Adviser to ACCC, NCC, NZCC and leading law firms in Australia and New Zealand
1988-2002 Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne (Professor of Law and Economics)
1978-1988 Economics Department, University of Melbourne
1973-1977 PhD Student, London School of Economics
1970-1973 Tutor, Department of Economics, Monash University


Expert evidence

Dr Williams has provided expert evidence in a number of high profile competition law cases, including:

More information about cases in which Dr Williams has advised or given expert evidence can be found in the AER Profile


Relevant publications



Conference papers / Speeches

  • Should an effects test be added to s 46? (Competition Law Conference, Sydney, 24 May 2014)
More forthcoming