Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Just Markets Distributional Effects of Competition Policy & Economic Regulation 15 - 16 June 2017

REGISTRATION OPEN | CCP 13th Annual Conference: Just Markets



Just Markets

Distributional Effects of Competition Policy
& Economic Regulation

15 - 16 June 2017
The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN | Early bird rates available until 1 May 2017


Traditional analysis of markets has focused on the total (efficiency) gains available from improving markets, with particular emphasis on making markets work well for consumers. This has raised many questions such as:

  • Should the focus be on average or vulnerable consumers?
  • If the playing field is to be leveled should the focus be on access to markets or market outcomes?
  • How should distributional considerations influence the design of remedies?
  • How do the designs of institutions affect how benefits are distributed?
  • What is the empirical evidence that market opening and agency interventions have benefited different groups?
  • How may disruptive technologies change the distribution of benefits and what interventions are appropriate?

This conference will explore all these issues by bringing together legal, political science and economic perspectives on how these principles and evidence should inform competition and regulatory policy. The programme will include contributions by leading academics, policymakers, suppliers, consultancies and regulators such as Ofgem and Ofwat, as well as the first presentation of results from the CCP project on Equity and Justice in Energy Markets funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). 

Confirmed academic speakers include Severin Borenstein, Haas Businsess School, University of California; Michael Trebilcock, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto; Sean Ennis, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Tembinkosi Bonakele, Competition Commission South Africa; Mattia Guidi, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome; Ruth Hancock, Norwich Medical School, UEA; Eugenio Miravete, University of Texas & Centre for Competition Policy, UEA and also from CCP: Morten Hviid, David Deller, Liz Errington, Noel Longhurst, Stephen Davies & Peter Ormosi.  


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