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Reports

2016

Fletcher A (2016) "The Role of Demand-Side Remedies in Driving Effective Competition, a review for Which?", November 2016

Fletcher, A & Lyons, B (2016) "Geographic Market Definition in European Commission Merger Control", a report for the DG Competition, January 2016

 

2015

Deller, D. & Waddams C. "Affordability of utilities’ services: extent, practice, policy” a report for the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE), 21 October. 

Research Paper 1: Affordability Metrics

Research Paper 2: Utility Affordability in the EU, Based on Eurostat and ITU Data

Research Paper 3: Policies Used to Tackle Utility Affordability in Difference EU Member States

Research Paper 4: Simulations of Policies to Alleviate Utility Affordability Issues in the UK: Evidence from the Living Costs and Food Survey 2012

Research Paper 6: Simulations of Policies to Alleviate Utility Affordability Issues in Northern Ireland: Evidence from the Living Costs and Food Survey 2009

Research Paper 7: Simulations of Policies to Alleviate Utility Affordability Issues in Estonia: Evidence from the Household Budget Survey 2012

Research Paper 8: Simulations of Policies to Alleviate Utility Affordability Issues in France: Evidence from the ‘Budget de Famille’ Survey 2010-11

Research Paper 9: The Relationships between Objective and Subjective Indicators of Utility Affordability in the EU

Research Paper 10: Estimated Percentages of Households with Affordability Difficulties in Multiple Sectors: Selected Countries

Research Paper 11: The Differences between Affordability for Specific Household Types and the Average for the Whole Population of Households

Research Paper 12: Relationship between Average Expenditure and the Expenditure Share Devoted to Particular Utilities

Research Paper 13: Review of Evidence on the Effectiveness of Policies Tackling Fuel Poverty and Digital Exclusion

More information on the CERRE Affordability Report can be found on the CERRE website.

 

Hviid, M“Vertical Agreements Between Suppliers And Retailers That Specify A Relative Price Relationship Between Competing Products Or Competing Retailers”  submitted for discussion to OECD Competition Committee on 27-28 October 2015. 

Ormosi, P. & Duso, T. “Capacity Building Workshop On The Ex-Post Evaluation Of Competition Authorities’ Enforcement Decisions: A Critical Discussion” submitted for discussion to OECD Working Party No. 2 on Competition and Regulation, 26 October 2015. 

Stephan, A,  'Competition Culture Project Report', a report for the International Competition Network (ICN) Advocacy Working Group.

Waddams C  “Simplifying Tariffs in Regulated Industries – A Submission to the CMA Energy Market Investigation” report submitted for the European Policy Forum Regulatory Best Practice Group. 

 

2014

Deller, D, Giulietti, M, Jeon, JY, Loomes, G, Moniche, A & Waddams, C,  'Who switched at the Big Switch and Why', a report for Which? 

Cadman, R, Harker, M, Kreutzmann-Gallasch, A & Waddams, C, 'Criteria to define essential telecoms services - Literature review', a report for Ofcom. 

Fletcher, A, Karatzas A, and Kreutzmann-Gallasch, A, ‘Small Businesses As Consumers: Are They Sufficiently Well Protected?', a report for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

 

2013

Davies, S, 'Assessment of the Impact of Competition Authorities' Activities', submitted for discussion to OECD Working Party No.2 on Competition and Regulation

Hanretty, C,  'Independence, Accountability and Perceived Quality of National Regulatory Authorities' a report for the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE). Published in the December 2013 issue of the ICER Chronicle. 

Waddams, C, Harker, M & Kreutzmann, A, ‘Public Service Obligations and Competition'a report for the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE)

2012

Ormosi, P., 'Stocktaking on Evaluation'submitted for discussion to OECD Working Party No.2 on Competition and Regulation

 

2011

Waddams, C, Clayton, K and Webster, C. 'Benefits and Costs of Introducing Tariff Choice in Uncontested Markets', a Report for Ofwat

Hviid, M., 'Summary of the Literature on Price Guarantees.'Ofcom consultation on price guarantees (July 2010)

 

2010

Waddams C and Clayton K., 'Consumer Choice in the Water Sector', a report published by Ofwat as part of Future Regulations project (June 2010)

Davies, S, 'A Review of OFT's Impact Estimation Methods'a report for the OFT (January 2010) Lyons, B, Garrod, L and Zhu, M, written evidence for The Future of Banking Commission, (June 2010)

 

2008

Ball, C, Davies, S, Olczak, M and Wilson, C  'An Evaluation of the Impact Upon Productivity of Ending Resale Price Maintenance on Books', a report for the Office of Fair Trading (March)

Garrod, L, Hviid, M, Loomes, G and Waddams Price, C 'Assessing the Effectiveness of Potential Remedies in Consumer Markets'a report for the Office of Fair Trading (April)

Harker, M, Akman, P, Lovdahl Gormsen, L, Mehta, J and Waddams, C 'Benchmarking the performance of the UK framework supporting consumer empowerment through comparison against relevant international comparator countries'a report for the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (August)

Stephan, A 'The Direct Settlement of EC Cartel Cases; DG Competition - Public Consultation on Cartels Settlements' (January)

Wright, K 'Response to European Commission White Paper on Damages Actions for Breach of the EC Antitrust Rules' (July)

 

2007

Lyons, B 'The Paradox of the Exclusion of Exploitative Abuse', chapter published in The Pros and Cons of High Prices, Swedish Competition Authority publication, pp.32-46

Waddams Price, C 'Deregulating Residential Electricity Markets: What's on Offer?'a policy paper for the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre (Victoria, Australia) Expert Forum on Electricity Pricing (August)

 

2006

Akman, P 'The EC Discussion Paper on Article 82; Comments on the Public Consultation on the Application of Article 82 to Exclusionary Abuses' (March)

 

2005

Davies, SW  'The Economic Implications of Partnership Restrictions in the Legal Services Sector and their Possible Removal'an opinion for the Department for Constitutional Affairs (September)

Hargreaves Heap, S, Scott, A,  Gaudeul, A and Akman, P  'An Analytical Framework for Media Mergers in Ireland', a report to the Irish Competition Authority

 

2004

Davies, SW, Coles, H, Olczak, M, Pike, C and Wilson, C 'The Benefits from Competition: Some Illustrative UK Cases'a report to the DTI

 

2003

Lyons, B 'Efficiency Effects of a Global Merger in the Iron Ore Industry', a final report for DG Enterprise (January)

 

2002

Davies, SW and Majumdar, A 'The Development of Targets for Consumer Savings Arising from Competition Policy; Office of Fair Trading Economic Discussion Paper 4' (June)

Waddams Price, C 'Is it too soon to deregulate energy markets?' Energy Forum Global Report, pp78-83

 

2001

Cooke, D, Ferrari, A, Giulietti, M, Sharratt, D, and Waddams Price, C 'Affording Gas and Electricity: Self disconnection and rationing by prepayment and low income credit consumers and Company attitudes to social action', Electricity Association, March

Dewing, IP and Russell, PO 'Stakeholder perceptions on an independent regulatory body for listed company audit in the UK', Research Report, Centre for Business Performance, ICAEW, March

 

2000

Waddams Price, C 'Subsidies and the Reform of Infrastructure Services', Paper for World Bank/Department for International Conference

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