Biography

Bruce Lyons is Professor of Economics and Deputy Director of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP). He is a member of the Economic Advisory Group for Competition Policy (EAGCP) to the European Commission, the Economics Reference Group (ERG) of the NHS regulator Monitor, and the Scientific Board of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO). He was formerly Editor of Journal of Industrial Economics, Associate Editor of Economica, and a part-time Member of the UK Competition Commission (2002-11).

His current research is focused on the economics of market structure (including banking) and the economic analysis of competition policy, including the design of institutions and remedies (including the implications of behavioural economics). Since 2001, he has given invited research papers in sixteen countries, and held visiting research positions at the European University Institute and University of Melbourne.

 

All Publications

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Lyons, B., Reader, D., Stephan, A.

(2017)

UK Competition Policy Post-Brexit: Taking back control while resisting siren calls,

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

5

(3)

pp. 347–374

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bokhari, F., Lyons, B.

(2017)

Can drug price hikes via debranding be prevented?,

in Prescriber

28

(4)

pp. 44-46

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Soltész, U., Lyons, B.

(2016)

Rescue and Restructuring Aid,

in EU State Aid Control : Law and Economics.

Kluwer Law International B.V.

pp. 415-437

ISBN 9789041151476

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Garrod, L., Lyons, B.

(2016)

Early Settlement in European Merger Control,

in Journal of Industrial Economics

64

(1)

pp. 27-63

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Lyons, B., Mazzarotto, N.

(2015)

Behavioural economics in competition policy enforcement for financial product markets,

in Competition Law Journal

14

(2)

pp. 141-151

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Kassim, H., Lyons, B.

(2013)

The New Political Economy of EU State Aid Policy,

in Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade

13

(1)

pp. 1-21

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Lyons, B., Zhu, M.

(2013)

Compensating Competitors or Restoring Competition? EC Regulation of State Aid for Banks during the Crisis,

in Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade

13

(1)

pp. 39-66

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Mehta, J. (ed.), Fatas, E., Fletcher, A., Hargreaves-Heap, S., Harker, M., Hanretty, C., Hviid, M., Lyons, B., Mariuzzo, F., Sugden, R., Waddams, C., Zhu, M., Mehta, J.

(2013)

Behavioural Economics in Competition and Consumer Policy,

ESRC Centre for Competition Policy

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Li, Y., Lyons, B.

(2012)

Market Structure, Regulation and the Speed of Mobile Network Penetration,

in International Journal of Industrial Organization

30

(6)

pp. 697-707

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Lyons, B., Menzies, G., Zizzo, D.

(2012)

Conflicting evidence and decisions by agency professionals: An experimental test in the context of merger regulation,

in Theory and Decision

73

(3)

pp. 465-499

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Lyons, B.

(2012)

Will the New U.K. Competition and Markets Authority Make Better Antitrust Decisions?,

in CPI Antitrust Chronicle

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Li, Y., Lyons, B.

(2011)

Market structure, Regulation and the Speed of Mobile Network Penetration,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Garrod, L., Lyons, B.

(2011)

Early Settlement and Errors in Merger Control,

in CCP Working Paper

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Lyons, B.

(2009)

Agreements Between Firms,

in Cases in European Competition Policy: the Economic Analysis.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 129-134

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Lyons, B.

(2009)

Anticompetitive Behaviour by Firms with Market Power,

in Cases in European Competition Policy: the Economic Analysis.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 23-26

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Lyons, B., Lyons, B. (ed.)

(2009)

Cases in European Competition Policy: the Economic Analysis,

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 978-0-521-88604-8 (hb) 978-0-521-71350-4 (pb)

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Lyons, B.

(2009)

Competition Policy, Bailouts, and the Economic Crisis,

in Competition Policy International

5

(2)

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Lyons, B.

(2009)

An Economic Assessment of European Commission Merger Control: 1958–2007,

in Competition Policy in the EU: Fifty Years on from the Treaty of Rome.

Oxford University Press

pp. 135-175

ISBN 978-0-19-956635-8

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Lyons, B.

(2009)

Mergers,

in Cases in European Competition Policy: the Economic Analysis.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 283-290

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Lyons, B.

(2009)

The Orders and Rules of British Horseracing: anticompetitive agreements or good governance of a multi-sided sport?,

in Cases in European Competition Policy: the Economic Analysis.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 192-216

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

Research projects from 1 January 2001

Ongoing funded projects

Centre for Competition Policy, an ESRC Research Centre, initially for five years 2004-10 (with Steve Davies, Morten Hviid and Catherine Waddams)

Funded projects completed since 1 January 2001

Theoretical and empirical analyses of the competitiveness impact of remedies in EC Merger Control, European Commission, 2003, (with Steve Davies)

Post-merger study: efficiency effects of a global merger in the iron ore industry, European Commission, 2002 (with S. W. Davies)