Simon Roberts University of JohannesburgContact
Professor Simon Roberts is a professor at the University of Johannesburg, in the Economics and Econometrics Department. He held the position of Director at the CMA between March 2019 and October 2020, and served as Chief Economist and Manager of the Policy & Research Division at the Competition Commission from November 2006 to December 2012. Prior to joining the Competition Commission he was Associate Professor of Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he established and directed the Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development research programme examining firm decision-making and economic outcomes. In addition, Simon has consulted extensively on competition matters over the past 15 years and has been an expert witness in a number of major cases. Previous positions include lecturer in Development Economics, University of East Anglia, UK; Senior Research Officer, Bank of Botswana; and lecturer in Economics, University College Cork, Ireland. Simon holds a PhD from University of London (Birkbeck College), MA from University of East Anglia, and BA (Hons) from Oxford University. He has published widely including in the World Competition, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of African Economies, Development and Change, Journal of International Development, and the South African Journal of Economics.
Nominee, 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Cross-Border Issues
Nominee, 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Dominance