John Fingleton

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John Fingleton is Chief Executive of the Office of Fair Trading[1] (OFT) for a 5 year term, which started in 2005. He was once Chairperson of the Irish Competition Authority.

Fingleton is also Chair of the Association of Competition Economics, and represents the UK on the Competition Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He's also on the board of several competitive policy journals.

He studied economics at Trinity College, Dublin and Nuffield College, Oxford. He taught economics at Trinity College, Dublin from 1991 to 2000 and held visiting positions at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (1995) and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago (1998-2000).


  1. Office of Fair Trading, John Fingleton, last accessed 04 March 2008: 20:09