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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Dr Garry A. Gabison, JD-PhD

Garry A.

Reader of Law, Economics and Regulations

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 2947
Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields


Garry A. Gabison is a Reader at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. Garry joined the Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance group at CCLS as a Lecturer in 2018.

Before joining CCLS, Garry taught economics and public policy at the School of Public Policy and the School of Economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He taught seminars on Innovation Policy. Garry also taught at Dauphine, Notre Dame, NYU, and Yale – teaching a range of topics in law and in economics.

Garry worked at the Joint Research Centre, a Directorate General of the European Commission. He investigated issues related to the Information and Communications Technology sector. He focused on the financing of start-ups and investigating how to overcome the “Valley of Death”. Before that, he worked for the American Antitrust Institute, a non-profit think tank promoting competition.

Garry earned his BA and JD from the University of Virginia and his MA, MPhil., and PhD in Economics from Yale University. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has published in journals in Europe and in the United States.

Postgraduate Teaching


Research Interests:

Garry’s main research interests are in the area of law & economics, competition law, intellectual property, and innovation policy.  Garry is working on estimating the defensive values of patents. He is also working on a project dealing with intellectual property issues linked with artificial intelligence and a project looking at reverse payments in the pharmaceutical industry.


View Dr Garry Gabison's CV [PDF 184KB]


Professor Gabison welcomes proposals for postgraduate research in any area of law and economics, intellectual property, competition law, and innovation policy.

Current PhD Students

  • Grace Yajie Gao

Public Engagement

September 2020: Presented a working paper entitled Defensive Patenting and Portfolio Spillovers at the 37th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economic.
October 2019: Presented a talk on a World without SEPs and FRAND commitments at the 4th IP and Competition Forum.
September 2019: Presented a working paper entitled Law and Economics of Unbundling at the 36th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economic.
June 2019: Presented a working paper entitled Chinese Foreign Direct Investment and European Regulations at the 6th Annual UK-Sino Conference.
June 2018: Presented and chaired a panel at How Do Patent Intermediaries Affect Innovation and the Markets for Technologies? Lessons from the United States and Europe.

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