Caron Beaton-Wells

Deputy Dean @ Melbourne Business School

Caron Beaton-Wells is the Deputy Dean of the Melbourne Business School and a Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Law School. Prior to commencing in her current position, Caron was a Professor in Competition Policy and Law at the Law School where she was also the founding Director of the Competition Law & Economics Network and Global Competition and Consumer Law Program. Her field of expertise lies at the intersection of law, economics and business disciplines as they relate to competition in markets, with a recent teaching and research focus on the role of Big Data in competitive dynamics and the implications for competition policy, law and regulation. Caron has been awarded substantial research funding and been published extensively by leading publishing houses. She contributes to the intellectual and public discourse around the world on significant competition law-related issues, including as host of the popular podcast, Competition Lore and has consulted to the OECD, ASEAN, and the New Zealand Government. She is a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network, a member of UNCTAD’s Research Partnership Platform, and a member of the Law Council of Australia’s competition and consumer and small business committees. Caron was appointed a lay member of the Australian Competition Tribunal in 2019.