Biography

Stephen Davies is Professor of Economics and also one of the four founders of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy at UEA. He holds degrees of PhD, MA and BA in Economics from the University of Warwick.

Most of his recent research has been in Industrial Organisation in general and Competition Economics in particular. He has written on: cartels and tacit collusion; mergers, merger simulation and merger remedies; evaluating competition policy with special reference to deterrence and detection; non-linear pricing in oligopoly; multinational firms; the determinants of industrial structure and concentration, the Single European Market, diffusion of technology.

He has published thirteen books and over 60 refereed academic articles, official reports, and chapters in books, including papers for: Economica, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organisation, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of International Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He was a previous editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics.

Since 2001 he has been an Academic Adviser to the Office of Fair Trading. He has also undertaken research for, and advised various other competition and other governmental bodies in both the UK and overseas, including: the EC, OECD, South Africa, Sweden, Singapore, Chile, Mexico, and Ireland

All Publications

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Bos, I., Davies, S., Harrington Jr, J. E., Ormosi, P. L.

(2018)

Does enforcement deter cartels? A tale of two tails,

in International Journal of Industrial Organization

59

pp. 372-405

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davies, S., Mariuzzo, F., Ormosi, P. L.

(2018)

Quantifying the deterrent effect of anticartel enforcement,

in Economic Inquiry

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Davies, S., Ormosi, P. L., Graffenberger, M.

(2015)

Mergers after cartels: How markets react to cartel breakdown,

in The Journal of Law and Economics

58

(3)

pp. 561-283

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davies, S., Waddams, C., Wilson, C.

(2014)

Nonlinear pricing and tariff differentiation: Evidence from the British electricity market,

in The Energy Journal

35

(1)

pp. 57-77

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davies, S., Ormosi, P., Graffenberger, M.

(2014)

Mergers after cartels: How markets react to cartel breakdown,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Davies, S., De, O.

(2013)

Ringleaders in larger number, asymmetric cartels,

in The Economic Journal

123

(572)

pp. F524-F544

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davies, S.

(2013)

Assessment of the impact of competition authorities' activities,

(Other contribution)

(Published)


Davies, S., Ormosi, P.

(2013)

The Impact of Competition Policy: What are the Known Unknowns?,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Ormosi, P., Davies, S.

(2012)

A comparative assessment of methodologies used to evaluate competition policy,

in Journal of Competition Law and Economics

8

(4)

pp. 769-803

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davies, S., Olczak, M., Coles, H.

(2011)

Tacit Collusion, Firm Asymmetries and Numbers: Evidence from EC Merger Cases,

in International Journal of Industrial Organization

29

(2)

pp. 221-231

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davies, S., Diaz-Rainey, I.

(2011)

The patterns of induced diffusion: Evidence from the international diffusion of wind energy,

in Technological Forecasting and Social Change

78

(7)

pp. 1227-1241

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davies, S.

(2010)

A review of the OFT's Impact Estimation Methods,

Full Text UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Davies, S., Olczak, M.

(2010)

Assessing the Efficacy of Structural Merger Remedies: Choosing between Theories of Harm?,

in Review of Industrial Organization

37

pp. 83-99

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davies, S., Waddams, C., Wilson, C. M.

(2009)

How Far Does Economic Theory Explain Competitive Nonlinear Pricing in Practice?,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Davies, S., Olczak, M.

(2008)

Tacit versus Overt Collusion: Firm Asymmetries and Numbers: What's the Evidence?,

in Competition Policy International

4

(2)

pp. 175-200

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davies, S., Waddams Price, C.

(2007)

Does ownership unbundling matter? Evidence from UK energy markets,

in Intereconomics

42

(6)

pp. 297-301

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davies, S., Waddams Price, C., Whittaker, C.

(2007)

Competition policy and the UK energy markets,

in Which? Consumer Policy Review

17

(1)

pp. 12-18

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davies, S., Lyons, B.

(2007)

Mergers and Merger Remedies in the EU: Assessing the consequences for competition,

Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN 9781847207418

Full Text UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Davies, S.

(2006)

Liberalising partnership restrictions,

in Managing for Success Magazine

32

(32)

pp. 18-21

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davies, S., Olczak, M.

(2006)

Benefiting from competition: some UK cases,

in Economic Review

24

(1)

pp. 17-20

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

Ongoing funded projects

Centre for Competition Policy, ESRC, (with Morten Hviid, Bruce Lyons and Catherine Waddams).
  

Current Working Papers

Davies, Stephen and Ormosi, Peter, (2013), “The Impact of Competition Policy: What are the Known Unknowns?”, CCP WP 13-7, at: http://competitionpolicy.ac.uk/documents/107435/107587/13-7+complete.pdf/1478fd9c-4e6e-40fd-80aa-dbd147af8275

Davies, Stephen, Ormosi, Peter and Martin Graffenberger, (2014), “Mergers after cartels: How markets react to cartel breakdown”, CCP WP 14-1, at: http://competitionpolicy.ac.uk/documents/107435/107587/14-1+complete+v2.pdf/3661a080-30bd-490e-8bc0-ea6e0c1fd62d

Teaching Interests

Stephen's teaching interests are in Empirical and Theoretical Industrial Organisation

PhD Supervision

Since the mid 1980s, Stephen has successfully supervised 25 PhD students (and 4 current), most of whom are now employed in academia, government and consultancies as professional industrial economists.

Recent graduands (since 2010)

C. Webster, (2010), “Price discrimination in local markets”
A. Majumdar, (2010), “An Economic Analysis of Three Live Issues in Competition Policy: Waterbed Effects, Benign Fidelity Rebates and Harmful Vertical Mergers”
O. De, (2011), “The Internal Structures and Organisation of EC Prosecuted Cartels and the Impact on their Performance ”
M. Olczak, “Three essays in Industrial Organisation”
C. Pitassi, (2011) “Turbulence in industrial populations: the case of the Italian graphic paper industry”
E. Hooper, (2010), “Vertical Foreclosure in Network Industries; Competition in the EU Power Sector“
K. Gardner, (2011), Residential Water Demand Modelling and Behavioural Economics
G. Tabacco, (2011), Market Structure and Competition: An Empirical Analysis of the U.S. airline industry.

T. Burnett, (2013) “Exclusivity, Bundling and Switching in Telecommunication markets“

Current students

 F. Wandschneider, “Essays on cartels”
R. Havell, “What determines allocation within cartels?”
K. Armoogum, “Competition enforcement in the small economies”
C Crede, "Screening for Cartels"