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Research around business regulation, including competition policy and economic regulation of network industries, is supported by the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP), which was established in 2001 and was recognised as a Centre of Excellence through ten year core funding awarded in 2004. CCP facilitates close collaboration between academics working on regulation and competition issues located in the LAW School, the School of Economics, and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, as well as researchers across UEA and externally working on other perspectives of regulation and competition policy. Members of the group have advised a wide range of national and international policy makers and private companies, and CCP is a member of The Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) where Catherine Waddams is a Research Fellow.

NBS Responsible Business Regulation Members

Mrs Sarah Allen

Sarah is an expert in business law, specialising in employment law with a particular interest in alternative dispute resolution and experienced  as a civil and commercial mediator.

Dr Francesca Cuomo

Her main research interest is international corporate governance, with a focus on corporate governance codes, boards of directors, board independence, board diversity, ownership structure, separation between ownership and control and institutional investors activism.

Professor Paul Dobson

Paul's current research interests focus on business strategy and public policy, including the impact of retail pricing on overeating and food waste and the dynamics of price competition in UK food retailing, and alcohol pricing. His work spans a wide range of industries including retailing, wholesaling, fast-moving consumer goods, telecommunications, financial services, brewing, property selling, printed media and books, with advice covering mergers, strategic alliances, market investigations, vertical relations, and cooperative agreements.

Professor Sean Ennis

Sean was appointed to NBS in January 2019, as Director of the Centre for Competition Policy. He was at the OECD competition division in Paris, engaged in economic analysis for competition law and policy, and previously supporting work on competition and reform in regulated industries.  He has been executive director of the Competition Commission of Mauritius, and his scholarly writings focus on topics in competition and regulation, with publishes research on telecommunications and health care. Sean received a BA (Hons) in Economics from Kings College, Cambridge and a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr Jenny Fairbrass

Jenny has research interests and expertise in corporate social responsibility (CSR), business ethics, sustainability, climate change policy, energy policy, and business lobbying behaviour with her research primarily focusing on the interaction between businesses, governments and non-government bodies.

Dr Wynne Lam

Wynne is a lecturer in indutrial organisation and competition policy at the Norwich Business School and a faculty member of the Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia. Born in Hong Kong, she has studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tolouse School of Economics and the Univeristy of Bologna. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Univerisity of Liege and a guest lecturer at the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium from October 2014 to August 2017. Her main research interests lie in the economics of the Internet and industrial organisation.

Dr Liang Lu

Liang Lu holds a post doctoral fellowship in NBS. She obtained her MSc degree in Economics from the University of Warwick and her PhD from UEA's School of Economics. Liang's research interests are mainly in the field of Industrial Organisation, and more specifically product differentiation, vertical relations and strategic behaviour. She has recently completed projects on price and behaviour signals to encourage water conservation and on designing electricity distribution tariffs.

Michael Nash

Michael's research interests lie in Legal History.

Dr Peter Ormosi

Peter is a competition policy expert with over 10 years of relevant experience, able to work on both the legal and economic aspects of competition. Beside his academic achievements, he has several years of enforcement and policy analysis experience working for the Hungarian Competition Authority and for the OECD. Peter's research is currently mapped around various topics in competition law and economics, with particular focus on merger litigation strategies, exploring innovative ways to measure the impact of competition enforcement, and competition in healthcare.

Dr Nicholas Vasilakos

Nicholas's research focuses on the economics of energy and renewable resources, with special emphasis on the impact of market structures on energy prices and social welfare. He is particularly interested in wind generated electricity and its effect on energy systems.

Professor Catherine Waddams

Catherine is interested in the distributional impact of regulatory reform, both in the UK and elsewhere, and the role of consumer choice in making markets work well. She was founding director of the Centre for Competition Policy from 2001 to 2011 and a reporting member of the UK Competition Commission from 2001 to 2009 and has worked with the World Bank, the OECD and sector regulators in the UK overseas. Catherine is a non executive director of the water regulator Ofwat, and an expert advisor to the UK regulators Network and the energy regulator, Ofgem.

Dr Jack Whybrow

Jack is Tutor in Business for Norwich Business School (NBS). He completed his PhD, which investigated the determinants of UK Higher Education participation across multiple cohorts at the School of Economics at UEA.

CCP senior research associates

Dr David Deller

David supports senior academics in producing applied research relating to regulated industries and competition policy, as well as developing his own research agenda. Core tasks include the analysis of survey datasets in STATA and co-ordinating the Centre for Competition Policy's responses to Official consultations and tenders.

Prior to joining CCP, he was awarded a PhD in Economics and worked as a Temporary Lecturer at the University of Essex in Colchester.

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CCP seminar series

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