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
New CCP Deputy Director Announced
Professor Kai-Uwe Kühn announced as new CCP Deputy Director
The Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) is delighted to announce the appointment of former DG COMP Chief Economist Kai-Uwe Kühn as its new Deputy Director.
Professor Kühn brings a wealth of academic and practical experience and has become a leading voice on competition policy and economics. He joined the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia as Professor of Economics in January 2016 from the University of Michigan, where he had held an Associate Professorship in Economics since October 1998. Previously, Kai-Uwe acted as Chief Economist for DG Competition of the European Commission between May 2011 and August 2013, where he oversaw several high-profile merger and antitrust cases. He is also a permanent Visiting Professor at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) and a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
In addition to his academic activities, Kai-Uwe has advised private companies and competition authorities on numerous competition cases. He has also previously acted as Co-editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics.
Kai-Uwe’s new role sees him replace Professor Bruce Lyons, one of the founding members of CCP and who served as Deputy Director since the Centre’s inception in 2000. Bruce’s work for CCP has been critical to developing the Centre’s reputation for excellence, both domestically and internationally. He remains an active member of CCP and will continue to contribute to the Centre’s research.