Centre for Competition & Regulatory Policy
Welcome to the Centre for Competition & Regulatory Policy.
CCRP is a research-oriented centre that brings together academics and practitioners working in the areas of competition and regulation.
Our aim is to develop and disseminate research that can improve the functioning of regulated and non-regulated markets. To this end, our members are currently working in a wide range of relevant topics in competition and regulation. As part of our research programme, we are making available a set of Working Papers by Centre members.
Among other activities, the CCRP will also organise regular research workshops.
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) - The Beesley Lectures
CCRP is delighted to announce the commencement of its association as an academic partner to the running of the Beesley Lectures which are run by the Institute of Economic Affairs as of September 2012.
Now in their twenty-second year, the Beesley Lectures are named in memory of Professor Michael Beesley who founded the series in 1991 and organised them until his death in 1999. Professor Beesley was a leading architect of the British system of utility regulation and a managing trustee of the IEA.
The lectures are a professional and social highlight for representatives from across the regulatory spectrum and continue to attract key figures from all business sectors. Please see a copy of the brochure.
16th CCRP workshop July 2013
The CCRP Summer 2013 Workshop will be hosted by the Department of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Business Strategy at the University of Milan-Bicocca. Milan, Italy, on the afternoon of Thursday 11 and Friday 12 (all day ) July 2013. View the programme for the workshop.
15th CCRP workshop January 2013
The CCRP Winter 2013 Workshop was hosted by the Department of Economics at City on the afternoon of Thursday 24 January and all day on Friday 25 January 2013. View the programme for the workshop.
As part of the workshop a two-hour competition policy roundtable was held at 11:00 on Friday regarding the future of the UK competition regime. The 2013 Round Table focused on market investigations both currently under the CMA (Competition Markets Authority) from 2014 onwards. The panelist were
- Lord Currie (Chair designate, Competition and Markets Authority)
- Peter Freeman CBE, QC (Chairman, CAT)
- Thomas Hoehn (Visiting Professor, Imperial College London & Competition Commission panel member)
- Derek Ridyard (Partner, RBB Economics)
- Mary Starks (Senior director, OFT)
- Roger Witcomb (Chairman, Competition Commission)
The Round Table was chaired by Emeritus Professor John Cubbin (represented on the day by Jon Stern, CCRP Senior Visiting Fellow). See the programme of the Round Table and a list of participants, and view a summary report.
13th CCRP workshop January 2012
The CCRP Winter 2012 Workshop was held at the Department of Economics, City University London on Friday 20 January 2012. See the programme for the event and the list of participants at the workshop. We expect to upload a selection of the papers presented in the 13th CCRP workshop in March 2012.
As part of the workshop a two-hour Round Table was held at 11:00 on the future of the UK's competition regime which focused on the government's competition regime change proposals. The panelists included:
- Professor Bruce Lyons (Professor of Economics, University of East Anglia and CCP)
- Amelia Fletcher (OFT)
- Peter Freeman (CAT)
- Mark Williams (NERA)
- Roger Witcomb (CC).
A separate by-invitation-only event on Water Policy and Regulation in England & Wales was sponsored by OFWAT and the Environment Agency and took place on 19 January 2012. See a programme of the event, and a list of the invited panelists and audience.