dr. V.I. Daskalova LLM (Victoria)

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor within the Chair of Law, Governance and Technology in the Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM) in the Faculty of Behavioral and Management Science. I hold a BA in Political Science (2007, Duke University), an LLM in International and European Law (2010, Tilburg University), and a Master’s in Legal Research (LLM/MPhil, 2011, Tilburg University). I completed my PhD in Law at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (2016) on a dissertation about the application of the EU antitrust rules to the exercise of monopsony and buyer power. During my doctorate, I was a trainee at the European Commission Directorate General for Competition.

My teaching and research are interdisciplinary with a focus on questions broadly on the intersection of fairness and efficiency. In particular, I examine the constraints and opportunities under (EU) competition law and economic regulation for achieving growth, sustainability and innovation objectives. Of particular interest to me are questions related to the challenges for economic regulation in food, retail, energy, health and labor markets in the context of changing technological possibilities, societal preferences and global patterns of trade.

I approach education from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. I teach, supervise and design coursework in the following education programs at the University of Twente: Master of Environmental and Energy Management, Master in Health Sciences, Bachelor in International Business Administration, and Bachelor in European Public Administration.

I am an extramural fellow at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) and a member of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance (NILG).


Social Sciences
Buyers' Power
Competition Laws
Food Supply
Legal Instruments
Earth & Environmental Sciences


Jansen, G. , Daskalova, V. , & Meijerink, J. (2021). Conclusion: solutions to platform economy puzzles and avenues for future research. In Platform Economy Puzzles: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Gig Work (pp. 229-241). Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781839100284.00021
Meijerink, J. , Jansen, G. , & Daskalova, V. (2021). Platform economy puzzles: the need for a multidisciplinary perspective on gig work. In Platform Economy Puzzles: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Gig Work (pp. 2-18). Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781839100284.00009
Daskalova, V. I., Colen, L., Bouamra-Mechemache, Z., & Nes, K. (2020). Retail alliances in the agricultural and food supply chain. (EUR; No. 30206). Publications Office of the European Union. https://doi.org/10.2760/33720
Daskalova, V. I. , & Heldeweg, M. A. (2019). Challenges for Responsible Certification in Institutional Context. The Case of Competition Law Enforcement in Markets with Certification. In P. Rott (Ed.), Certification – Trust, Accountability, Liability? (pp. 23-71). (Studies in European Economic Law and Regulation; Vol. 16). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02499-4_3


I have been involved in the following research projects:

Gender Perspective on Access to Energy in the EU (prepared for the European Parliament) http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2017/596816/IPOL_STU(2017)596816_EN.pdf

Supermarket Power Project at Melbourne Law School (involved as a visiting research fellow) http://law.unimelb.edu.au/centres/clen/research/supermarket-project

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands