Based at the University of East Anglia, the Centre for Competition Policy incorporates economic, legal, management, political science and sociological perspectives to produce inter-disciplinary research into competition policy and regulation that has real-world policy relevance, without compromising academic rigour.
Members include academic staff, researchers and PhD students drawn from the School of Economics, UEA Law School, Norwich Business School and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies. All have a wide range of knowledge and interest within the field of competition policy and regulation, and maintain the centre’s founding belief that a properly regulated, competitive market can provide consumers with the products they want at the best possible prices. Read more
Next CCP Seminar
The next CCP seminar will be on 4 October 2019 with Panos Panagiotopoulos (Queen Mary University of London) presenting on 'Information-based Regulatory Alternatives: A Longitudinal Study of the Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme'
ABSTRACT: Regulatory alternatives offer innovative means for policy makers to deliver intended outcomes more effectively and often at lower cost. Information-based regulation (IBR) is an increasingly popular type of instrument that refers to the public use of ratings, rankings, online inventories and other disclosure practices by regulators. Such schemes vary in their design, disclosure formats, mechanisms to influence behaviour and performance. Most previous research explains the impact of IBR on firm performance through external stakeholders pressuring target firms for improvements on previously unobservable metrics such as toxic releases. Our study focuses on the attention of internal actors, particularly managers, to their firm’s performance on rated issues. We present empirical results from a dataset of the Food Hygiene Ratings scheme from 273,416 food outlets in England, Wales and N. Ireland over the period 2015-2018. Our analysis supports new insights on designing IBR schemes and their effects on competition and managerial attention.
The seminar will take place between 1-2pm in REG 3.15 with tea will be served directly afterwards.
For the full seminar series programme please visit our website: http://competitionpolicy.ac.uk/events/ccp-seminar-series