le prix 2017 en chiffres
Fully reflecting the principle aim of the Prix Vogel de droit économique, the jury is composed of eminent figures from the business sector and experts and practitioners of what in France is referred to as “economic law”. The following have been part of the jury:
Renaud Champetier de Ribes
Interview with jury member Jean-François Guillemin – former Secretary General of Bouygues
In your view, in what way is the Prix Vogel original?
The originality of the Vogel Prize lies above all in its practicality. It is awarded to an author or researcher in a field that is all too often considered secondary, it serves as a reminder of how fundamental the law is for economic life. Particularly in our country which does not have a long experience of competition and regulation, it seems to me essential to highlight those at the forefront of thinking on the development of economic law. The entries that stood out shows for us show that research is alive and tangible, that it can be a strategic support tool for economic players and also for regulators and public authorities.
What lesson do we learn from the first edition of the Prix Vogel?
First of all, I was amazed by the number of foreign nationals who entered the competition. Their participation shows that this prize is reaching its audience and that it meets an expectation. It also reveals how important it is for lawyers to be distinguished by a jury composed of lawyers, practitioners and a major organ of the French press.
I believe that research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, is not sufficiently recognized in our country and the international nature of the Prix Vogel reminds us that other countries attach much more importance to it. In addition, I was fortunate enough to be the examiner of the winning entry. I can say without hesitation that reading the book was very rewarding for me. Finally, on a personal note, the participation in the jury's proceedings was an opportunity for debate, meetings and exchanges centered on a subject that occupies a large part of my professional life.
What advice would you give to prospective candidates?
In respect of last year’s winning book, I recall that the precision of the subject, the application of the research, the succinctness of the writing and finally the clarity and relevance of the guiding principle, i.e. the thesis defended, were the particular strengths that made Géraldine Demme stand out.