Our research

The UK’s leading centre of interdisciplinary expertise

CCP is a leading centre of independent expertise in all aspects of competition and economic regulation policy. We provide an academic output and a forum for debate; and policy-relevant findings for governments, authorities, private practitioners and the general public. We explore competition and regulatory policy from the perspective of economics, law, business and political science. By applying each of these disciplines both individually and together we can achieve real-world policy relevance without compromising academic rigour.

Our research

Our research is grouped to reflect the combination of our researchers’ interests arising from their work to date, and our understanding of the key priority research areas which is informed through our engagement activities with our extensive academic and policymaker networks. This includes CCP’s Advisory Board and our members’ memberships of other boards and committees.

Our projects

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.

Policy and Practice

The research carried out by CCP is largely empirical and so provides a practical representation of a given situation that is being studied. In this sense the Centre's analyses can help to inform policy and market participants.

We have therefore created a Policy Brief for each new working paper to highlight the main findings and their policy implications.

From time to time, our members undertake projects on behalf of governments or other organisations. Our reports and consultations highlights all our research that has direct impact on relevant parts of public policy.

If you have a query regarding CCP's outreach or policy influence, please contact ccp@uea.ac.uk

Impact

CCP has contributed to the debate around the regulated sectors in our research projects. We have responded to many consultations from the Financial Conduct Authority, Monitor, Ofcom, Ofgem, and Ofwat