M dot Harker at uea dot ac dot uk
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Michael joined UEA Law School in September 2002, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008. Graduating from Cardiff Law School in 1995, he spent a year working in parliamentary research in London before returning to take up a scholarship at Cardiff Law School to pursue postgraduate studies. In 1998, he took up a lectureship at University of Wales Swansea which he held up until the time of his appointment here. His doctoral thesis, which he completed in 2002, was entitled, 'A rights-based approach to utility regulation'. His other research interests include judicial review (in particular, the effect of the Human Rights Act 1998) and, generally, aspects of regulation.
Michael is a member of the UEA Centre for Competition Policy and is a specialist contributing editor for Sweet and Maxwell's Encyclopedia of Competition Law.
He teaches on the Constitutional and Administrative Law course at year one and the optional Competition and Administrative Law courses. He is interested in supervising research students in all areas of competition law, but in particular merger law and public enforcement. Michael would also welcome approaches by students wishing to undertake research in the regulation of the media and aspects of administrative law.
Chapters in Books
"Competition in UK Network Industries" in Encylopedia of Competition Law (Sweet and Maxwell London 2003) Ch 15
"Consumers and antitrust in British deregulated energy markets” (with C Waddams Price) in Pros and Cons of Antitrust in Deregulated Markets (ed. Mats Bergman), (Swedish Competition Authority: 2004) 29-50
"Regulation and Consumer Protection" (with L Matthieu, A Gaudeul and C Waddams Price) in D Parker (ed) International Handbook of Economic Regulation (Edward Elgar 2006) Ch 10
"Regulation, consumer protection and the law" (1998) 20 Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law 324-332
"New developments in the European liberalisation of domestic energy markets"  JBL 323.
"Fact-finding after Alconbury"  Wales Law Journal 327
"UK Utility Regulation: Licences, Commitment and Judicial Review" (2005) 76 Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics 5-34
"Introducing Competition and Deregulating the British Domestic Energy Markets: A Legal and Economic Discussion" (with C Waddams Price)  JBL 244-268
"UK Merger Remedies under Scrutiny"  JBL 620-638
"Cross-Border Mergers in the EU: the Commission versus the Member States" (2007) 3 European Competition Journal 503-535
"Competition Law Enforcement: Incentives for the Revelation of Private Information" (2008) 31 World Competition 279-298 (with M Hviid)
"Judicial Scrutiny of Mergers Decisions in the EU, UK and Germany" (2010) 60 ICLQ 93-124 (with K Wright & S Peyer)
"Antitrust Law and Administrability - Consumer versus Total Welfare" (2011) 34 World Competition forthcoming
"The EU Rules on Standing in Merger Cases: Should Firms have to Demonstrate Harm to Competition?" (2011) 36 European Law Rev forthcoming (with M Hviid & K Wright)
“The Role of the BBC in New Media Markets: Beyond a Market Paradigm”  Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly forthcoming
Michael's conference papers include
"Pros and Cons of Antitrust in Deregulated Markets" (with C Waddams Price) Swedish Competition Authority Conference in November 2004
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