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CCP book - Behavioural Economics in Competition and Consumer Policy


"This book summarises the most significant developments in thinking in this area: for some it will be an accessible introduction, for others a reminder and a reference point to the more detailed analytical studies that are available." - Sarah Chambers 

Download the presentation slides from the launch of the book, which took place at the Competition Commission on the 27th November 2013.

The implications of behavioural economics for competition and consumer policy have received keen interest from academics and policy-makers in recent years. CCP researchers have approached this topic from the perspectives of economics, law, politics and business management in writing Behavioural Economics in Competition and Consumer Policy, which reflects the Centre's interest, expertise and multidisciplinary approach to policy-making.

The book draws on researchers' insights, based on surveys, experiments, theoretical work and market case studies, into specific behavioural issues and how these may or may not be resolved by intervention. The book's intended audiences are policy-makers and practitioners who may be weighing up whether and how to take the evidence on behavioural traits into account when considering intervention in markets. The book has been written to make it accessible to a wide range of readers, whether in public, private or third sector organisations. It comprises an Introduction and Glossary followed by eight chapters that include real-world case studies. It can be read as an introduction to the area, or as a reminder and a reference point to the more specialised analytical studies that are available. 

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Deutscher D ‘How to measure privacy-related consumer harm in merger analysis? - A critical reassessment of the EU Commission's merger control in data-driven markets‘ in Lundqvist, B. & Gal, M. (eds.) Competition Law for the Digital Economy (Edward Elgar 2019), 173-211

Jacques S (2019) The Parody Exception in Copyright Law, Oxford University Press. 

Summers S contributed to the writing of six chapters in; Cotri, L, Van den Eynden, V, Bishop, L, Wollard, M (2019) Managing and Sharing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice, 2nd Edition, SAGE


Caffarra C & Kühn K-U (2018), ‘The competition analysis of vertical restraints in multi-sided markets’, Chapter 10 in OECD, Rethinking Antitrust Tools for Multi-Sided Platforms

Chowdhury S & Wandschneider F (2018) ‘Antitrust and the ‘Beckerian Proposition’: The Effects of investigation of the fines on cartels’, in Trembalay V, Schroeder et al (Eds) ‘Handbook of Behaviorial Industrial Organisation’, Elgar

Derclaye E & Jacques S (2018) ‘Un exemple d'articulation des normes: le projet de règlement sur la portabilité transfrontalière des services de contenu en ligne’, in A Bensamoun (Ed.), ‘La réforme du droit d’auteur dans la société de l’information’.

Peyer S (2018) ‘Compensation Fallacay – Private Antitrust Enforcement and the Law of Torts’ in Galloway J (Ed.), ‘Intersections of Antitrust: Policy and Regulation’, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Geradin D, Argenton C & Stephan A (2018) ‘EU Cartel Law and Economics’, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Sugden R (2018) ‘The Community of Advantage: A Behavioural Economists Defence of the Market’, Oxford University Press. Oxford


Lyons B and Soltész, U (2017) “Rescue and Restructuring Aid". In: P. Werner and V. Verouden (eds) “EU State Aid Control: Law and Economics”, Kluwer Law International B.V., The Netherlands, pp. 415-437  

Peyer S (2017), 'Private Antitrust Enforcement in England and Wales after the EU Damages Directives: Where are we heading?' in Pier Luigi Parcu, Giorgio Monti and Marco Botta (Eds.) Private Enforcement of EU Competition Law: The Impact of the Damages Directive. Edward Elgar (forthcoming)

Peyer S (2017), 'Das Recht der Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen im Vereinigten Königreich' (Competition Law in the United Kingdom), in Frankfurter Commentary on Competition Law


Turnpenny J; Russel D; Jordan A; Bond A; Sheate W (2016) “Environment”, in Dunlop, C.A. and Radaelli, C.M. [eds.] Handbook of Regulatory Impact Assessment, Edward Elgar.


Stephan A (2015) "Is the Korean Innovation of Individual Informant Rewards a Viable Cartel Detection Tool", in T Cheng, B Ong, and S Marco Colino (eds.) Cartels in Asia: Law and Practice, Wolters & Kluwer

Vantaggiato F (2015), "Euro-Mediterranean Energy Relations", in Rubino A. et al (eds) Regulation and Investments in Energy Markets - Solutions for the Mediterranean, 1st Edition, (Elsevier)


Hviid, M and Peysner, J ‘Comparing Economic Incentives to Pursue Private Actions across EU member states', in B. Rodger (Ed.), Competition Law: Comparative Private Enforcement and Collective Redress in the EU, Kluwer Law International.


Mehta, J (ed)  Behavioural Economics in Competition and Consumer Policy, CCP, November 2013

Mantzari, D and Tapia, J (2013)  ‘The Regulation/Competition Interaction' in Ioannis Lianos and Damien Geradin (eds.), Handbook on European Competition Law - Substantive Aspects, (Edward Elgar)

Vantaggiato, F. P. (2013). 'Mechanism and outcomes of the EU external energy policy: an alternative approach' in C. Cambini & A. Rubino (Eds.), Regional Energy Initiatives: Routledge.

Wadlow, C (2013) ‘The Impact of General European Union Law on Industrial Property Law' in Ohly, A, and Pila, J (eds.), The Europeanization of Intellectual Property Law, Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-966510-5


Akman P (2012) The Concept of Abuse in EU and Competition Law, Law and Economic Approaches, Hart Publishing, 


Agisilaou P, Kallis D and Kleanthous K.K Competition Policy in Cyprus 1989-2009, Nomiki Vivliothiki, Athens, Greece, 2011

Wadlow, C The Law of Passing Off: Unfair Competition by Misrepresentation, Sweet & Maxwell, May 2011

Whelan, P Criminal Cartel Enforcement in the European Union: Avoiding a Human Rights Trade-off, chapter 10 in Criminalising Cartels: A Critical Interdisciplinary Study of an International Regulatory Movement', Beaton-Wells & Ezrachi (eds) (Hart Publishing: Oxford) (forthcoming)


Wadlow, C Unfair Competition by Misappropriation: The reception on international news in the common law, in The Common Law of Intellectual Property, Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver, edited by Lionel Bently, Catherine W Ng and Giusepppina D'Agostino, Hart Publishing (Aug 2010)


Hviid, M and Stephan, A - Fines Which Deter? The Graphite Electrodes Cartel in Bruce Lyons (ed.), Cases in European Competition Policy, Cambridge University Press, Chapter 5

Kassim, H and Stevens, H - Air Transport and the European Union: Europeanization and and its Limits, Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics, December 2009.

Lyons, B Cases in European Competition Policy: the Economic Analysis, Cambridge University Press (September)

Lyons, B - Anticompetitive Agreements or Good Governance? The Orders and Rules of British Horseracing in Bruce Lyons (ed.), Cases in European Competition Policy, Cambridge University Press, Chapter 8 

Lyons, B - An Economic Assessment of EC Merger Control: 1958-2007 in Xavier Vives (ed), Competition Policy in the EU: Fifty Years on from the Treaty of Rome, Oxford University Press, September 2009.


Davies, S and Lyons, B - Mergers and Merger Remedies in the EU, Edward Elgar


Lodge, M and Stirton, L - Telecommunications Policy Reform: Embedding Regulatory Capacity in Gordon Baker (ed.), No Island is an Island: The Impact of Globalization on the Commonwealth Caribbean, Chatham House, Chapter 5, pp.98-121 (April)

Waddams Price, C - Effect of Liberalising UK Retail Energy Markets on Consumers in Dieter Helm (ed.), The New Energy Paradigm, Oxford University Press, Part III, Chapter 12, pp.348-371 (April)

Wadlow, Christopher (2007) The case for reclaiming European unfair competition law from Europe's consumer lawyers, in The Regulation of Unfair Commercial Practices under EC Directive 2005/29—New Rules and New Techniques. Studies of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law (4). Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 175-189. ISBN 9781841136998


Gaudeul, A and Jullien, B - E-Commerce, Two-Sided Markets and Info-Mediation in Eric Brousseau and Nicolas Curien (eds.), Internet and Digital Economics, Cambridge University Press, Part III, Chapter 9 

Harker, M, Mathieu, L and Waddams Price, C - Regulation and Consumer Representation in Michael Crew and David Parker (eds.), International Handbook on Economic Regulation, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Chapter 10

Scott, AD, Hviid, M and Lyons, B - Merger Control in the UK, Oxford University Press


Davidson, R, Davies, SW, Gasiorek, M, Lyons, B, Ulph, D, Vaughan R and Winters, A - The Impact of a Single Currency in Europe on Product Markets: Theory and Evidence in A. Dierx, F. Ilzkovitz and K. Sekkat (eds.), European Integration and the Functioning of Product Markets, Edward Elgar, Chapter 2, pp.17-60 


Waddams Price, C - Yardstick Competition and Comparative Performance Measures in Practice in Lester C. Hunt (ed.), Energy in a Competitive Market: Essays in Honour of Colin Robinson, Edward Elgar, Chapter 2 (2003)

Waddams Price, C and Ugaz, C (eds.) - Utility Privatisation and Regulation: A Fair Deal for Consumers?, Edward Elgar (2003)

Bennett, M and Waddams Price, C - Incentive Contracts in Utility Regulation in Eric Brousseau and Jean-Michel Glachant (eds.), The Economics of Contract, Cambridge University Press, Chapter 23, pp.416-439 (2002)

Clarke, R, Davies, SW, Dobson, P and Waterson, M - Buyer Power and Competition in European Food Retailing, Edward Elgar (2002)

Fitzgerald, L and Waddams Price, C - Gas in Peter Vass (ed.), Regulatory Review, Centre for the Study of Regulated Industries, pp.63-74 (2001)

Harker, M - Competition in UK Network Industries in Encyclopedia of Comeptition Law (contributing editor), Chapter 15, Sweet and Maxwell (2003)  

Waddams Price, C - Gas: Regulating for Social Needs in Colin Robinson (ed.) Regulating Utilities: New Issues, New Solutions, Edward Elgar, pp.166-186 (2001)

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