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Conferences and workshops

The CCRP regularly organises conferences and workshops on key issues in competition and regulation. They are aimed at providing a regular interchange between academics and practitioners from different institutions.

Recent CCRP events

CCRP hosts Special Policy session on Financial Regulation, CRESSE 2011, Rhodes, Greece

The CCRP hosted a Special Policy session on Financial Regulation during the CRESSE 2011 conference on Saturday 2nd July 2011 in Rhodes, Greece. The session was co-organized with CRESSE in the light of the recent European financial crisis and it focused on the causes and consequences of the financial crisis and the subsequent initial steps to redesign the organization of financial regulation in order to achieve financial stability at a national, European and global level.

Invited Speakers to the Special Policy Session included Professor Kern Alexander (University of Zurich), Professor Geoffrey Wood (CASS, City University), Dr Thomas Huertas (FSA and European Banking Authority) and Professor Giancarlo Spagnolo (University of Rome "Tor Vergata"). The speakers addressed the theme of the principles of designing the European financial regulation system and also talked more broadly around the principles that should govern the global financial system, its major institutions as well as the strengths and weaknesses within the financial framework. Please click on the attached programme (pdf) for full details of the 3-day Cresse conference.

The proceedings of the session were published in June 2012 in a book entitled: Recent Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation edited by Joseph E. Harrington Jr. and Yannis Katsoulacos. Please click here for a book brochure

For details and access to presentations and papers, please visit: Research Workshops.

Competition and Regulation Training

The CCRP designs tailor-made training courses for regulatory offices, competition authorities, government organizations, law firms, regulated companies as well as non-regulated companies.

The CCRP has run training courses in economics of competition and regulation for the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) for 10 years (2002-2012). Specifically it has has successfully bid for and run such courses twice: for the period of 2002-2007 and for the period 2008-2012. For more information, please contact the centre.

City University Economics Department also runs a path-breaking and highly regarded MSc programme in the Economics of Competition and Regulation. It has been running since 1997 and draws students from the UK and around the world and from a wide range of institutions. For more information, visit the course page.

Academic partnerships

CCRP is an academic partner of The Beesley Lectures run by the Institute of Economic Affairs, The Regulatory Policy Institute (RPI) and the European Executive Summer School & Conference in Competition and Regulation (CRESSE).

Academic Training

The Economics Department  runs a path-breaking and highly regarded MSc programme in the Economics of Competition and Regulation. It has been running since 1997 and draws students from the UK and around the world and from a wide range of institutions. For more information, visit the course page.

CCRP also runs a series of evening seminars in Sectoral regulation and Competition open to the public.