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Professor Allan Fels AO

Professorial Fellow, Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Law School
Honorary Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University
Chair, National Mental Health Commission
Chairman, Haven Foundation


Relevant qualifications and honours

  • Image representing graduationBachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours), University of Western Australia
  • PhD, Duke University (published as The British Prices and Incomes Board)
  • Honorary Doctorate in Economics, University of Western Australia (2006)
  • Honorary Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University

Order of Australia (2001) For service to Australian competition policy through the development and regulation of trade practices and consumer protection, and to public education in relation to consumer law and its implications for business and commerce


Relevant work history and committee involvement




Competition law publications (select)

  • Image of bookAllan Fels AO, Nick Taylor and Prudence Smith, 'Simplifying Australia's competition laws' (2014) 30(8&9) Competition and Consumer Law News 94
  • Fels, A & Mardirossian, Z 2010, ‘Cooperation, comity, and competition policy in Australia’, in A Guzmán (ed), Cooperation, comity, and competition policy, Oxford University Press, New York City
  • Fels, A & Mardirossian, Z 2009, ‘Australia’, in MM Dabbah and BE Hawk (Eds), Anti-Cartel Enforcement Worldwide, Cambridge University Press
  • Fels, A 2010, ‘Behavioural economics: questioning the foundations of antitrust?’ Colloque New Frontiers of Antitrust, Concurrences, no. 2
  • Fels, A & Grimwade, T, ’Authorisation: is it still relevant to Australian competition law’ (2003) Competition and Consumer Law Journal.
  • Allan Fels, 'The ACCC's Attitude to Mergers' in Institute of Public Affairs, Australian Competition Policy: Deregulation or Reregulation? (1 October 1998)

Many more forthcoming: for a comprehensive list of publications see ANZSOG profile