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Markets and Systemic Challenges

Work in this area was previously reported under the project heading of Consumers. Information and results on the Which? Big Switch Project can also be found here. 


Behavioural Biases, Vulnerable Consumers and Markets

The research aims to understand search and switching behaviour within the context of consumers suffering from potential behavioural biases and firms aiming to exploit this, with a specific focus on vulnerability. 


Lead: Prof Catherine Waddams, Professor of Regulation

Dr Farasat Bokhari, Senior Lecturer in Economics

Dr David Deller, Research Associate

Prof Paul Dobson, Professor of Business Strategy and Public Policy

Prof Morten Hviid, Professor of Law

Prof Bruce Lyons, Professor of Economics

Liang Lu, Research Associate

Yannis Pappous, PhD Student

Prof Bob Sugden, Professor of Economics

Mengjie Wang, PhD Student

Zita Vasas, PhD Student

Digital and Information Industries

The focus is on a number of new markets created by the digital economy, such as Aps; new structures, such as internet platforms to deliver these to the consumer; and new needs for regulations. 


Lead: Prof Michael Harker, Professor of Law

Prof Amelia Fletcher, Professor of Competition Policy

Prof Morten HviidProfessor of Law

Liang LuResearch Associate

Dr Franco Mariuzzo, Lecturer in Econometrics

David Reader, Research Associate

Prof John Street, Professor of Politics

Health Care and the Pharmaceutical Industry

The research is aimed at understanding and evaluating the increased introduction of competition into healthcare. A particular focus is the pharmaceutical market and recent cases relating to pay-for-delay and early entry agreements. 


Lead: Dr Farasat Bokhari, Senior Lecturer in Economics

Dr Franco MariuzzoLecturer in Econometrics

Owen Yan, PhD Student

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