María Elina Cruz

María Elina Cruz received a Phd Degree in Economics from Bristol University (UK). She also holds a Law Degree from the Catholic Pontifical University of Chile and a Diploma in Economics from Bristol University. She specializes in Financial Economics, Corporate Finance, Business Law and Antitrust Law. She serves as Director for the Free Competition Centre at the Catholic University of Chile. She also is an associate researcher at the Centre for Governance and Regulation at the University of Bath. Mrs. Cruz worked as a trader at Investment Funds Direct and as an attorney in charge of building a data base of judicial precedents from the Prevention and Resolution Commission. Afterwards, she worked as an associate at Carey Law Firm, participating as a lawyer in many cases before the Prevention and Resolution Commission and the National Economic Public Prosecutor’s Office. Currently she is a full time professor at the Catholic University of Chile’s Faculty of Law, where she teaches Business Law, Economic and Antitrust Law, and a research seminary in Free Competition. She has been an associate researcher at the Centre for Regional Applied Economics of the Catholic University of the North.