Dr Jacob Seifert

Lecturer in Economics

School/Department: Business, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 223 1977


Web: Personal Website


I joined the School of Business as a Lecturer in Economics in July 2018. Before that I was a Hallsworth Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Manchester (2015-2018) and a Junior Fellow of the Royal Economic Society at the University of St Andrews (2014-2015). I received my PhD in Economics in 2014 from the University of St Andrews.


Research interests: industrial organization competition policy innovation digital markets banking regulation


Regulating Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, 2023, Journal of Industrial Economics, 71(1), 143-175 (with W. Lam) [DOI]

Cartel Leniency and Settlements: A Joint Perspective, 2023, Review of Industrial Organization, 63, 239-273 (with P. Dijkstra) [DOI]

Optimal Legal Standards for Competition Policy Revisited, 2020, Economics Letters, 194, 109359 [DOI]

Welfare Effects of Compulsory Licensing, 2015, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 48(3), 317-350 [DOI]


I am happy to hear from prospective PhD students in the areas of industrial organization competition policy innovation digital markets banking regulation.


EC1025 Contemporary Issues in Economics Finance and Business EC2043 Game Theory

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Competition policy and regulatory issues in the areas of innovation digital markets and banking.

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