Impact & Engagement
The majority of CCP’s research maps onto very significant policy and legislative developments as they occur, and applies an integrated [interdisciplinary] approach to studying competition policy. CCP has been in the vanguard of integrating the debate, having from its inception combined economics, law and political science.
Through numerous consultation responses exploiting CCP research, as well as blogs and meetings with policy makers, CCP has contributed to the debate about a number of past and suggested legislations. These include:
- The UK Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.
- The UK Consumer Rights Bill due later in 2015.
- The current UK Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.
- The EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions, signed into law on 26/11/2014.
CCP has contributed to the debate around the regulated sectors, for example through providing evidence to the current Competition and Markets Authority investigation of the UK Energy Market. We have responded to consultations from the Financial Conduct Authority, Monitor, Ofcom, Ofgem, and Ofwat
A number of CCP faculty members have advised the OECD and the World Bank as well as Competition and Regulatory Authorities in numerous countries and Andreas Stephan contributes to the ‘Advocacy’ working group of the International Competition Network (ICN).
UEA Research Excellence Framework (REF2014)
CCP researchers have also contributed to several of UEA’s REF2014 Impact case studies:
- Enhancing the effectiveness of Competition Policy by improved evaluation methodologies
- Improving remedy design in merger control for the benefit of consumers
- Improving consumer decisions and outcomes through regulatory decisions
- Strengthening the Design of Criminal Cartel Offences