Gareth Davies (U.K.), University Lecturer in European Law, University of Groningen, Netherlands; Research Project: "Harmonisation of Welfare in the EU"
Fellows for the Academic Year 2005-2006
Gareth Davies studied in Cambridge where he completed his BA in 1992 and a diploma in laws in 1993. He attended the Inns of Court School of Law from 1994-1995 and was at the bar until 1997. From 1998-1999 he took a masters in European Law at University College, and obtained his Ph.D. on ‘Nationality Discrimination in the European Internal Market’ in 2002 from the University of Groningen. He has been teaching European Law at the University of Groningen since 2000. In recent years, he has been a guest professor at the University of Western Ontario, University of Goettingen, and University of Louvain-la-neuve.
His publications and research interests are in the area of the EU internal market, discrimination law and principles, and the relationship between the welfare state and economic law. During his fellowship in the Spring semester of 2006, he will be looking at the harmonising effect of the internal market on national welfare states, and in particular the mechanisms at work, and the consequences of harmonisation for other policies and other aspects of integration.