CCP Member Presents Results Of His Competition Law Research In China

Dr Peter Whelan, a Lecturer in Law at UEA Law School and a Faculty Member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, recently presented the results of his legal research at the conference ‘International Symposium on the Frontier of Antimonopoly Law Enforcement’ held in Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China. The conference examined in particular how the enforcement of Chinese competition law could be improved in future. Speakers at the conference included officials from the Chinese competition authorities, as well as legal academics and/or practitioners from China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan.

Dr Whelan delivered a presentation entitled ‘The Challenges of Cartel Criminalization: Lessons from the EU and the UK’, in which he detailed some of the legal and practical challenges which face jurisdictions that wish to enforce their competition laws with criminal sanctions against individuals. Dr Whelan’s research on this particular topic forms the substance of his forthcoming book The Criminalization of European Cartel Enforcement: Theoretical, Legal, and Practical Challenges, which will be published by Oxford University Press as part of their series Oxford Studies in European Law.  

CCP Part of £8 Million Project

Announced today, CCP is delighted to be part of CREATe:

From illegal file-sharing to the market conditions needed to boost innovation – researchers from the University of East Anglia will investigate how creative industries can be protected in the digital age as part of a multi-million pound project.

The new Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology (CREATe) launches today and is designed to benefit the UK’s creative industries – worth around £60 billion, or six per cent of the entire economy.

The £8 million project brings together internationally-renowned researchers in the fields of law, business, economics, technology, psychology and cultural analysis to study the problems of copyright and business models in the creative worlds.

To read the full announcement, please see UEA’s press release.

Award for CCP Faculty Member Prof Stephen Davies

Prof Stephen Davies, one of CCP’s founding members, has been recognised by the university for his commitment to community engagement. The piece in Broadview reads:

Prof Steven Davies (ECO) has made a major contribution to the development of competition policy. He received this award for his contribution to the revised European guidelines on pharmaceutical mergers and for changes to the OFT’s methods for evaluating the effects of interventions by competition authorities on cartels and mergers.

Could you be our new Research Associate?

We are looking for a Research Associate in quantitative analysis to support a specific research project analysing a large data set on consumer switching.

Candidates must have a good first degree, and hold a Masters degree in a relevant discipline or be near submission and completion of coursework. You should have experience of using quantitative research techniques and be able to satisfy all the essential criteria detailed in the person specification for the post.

This post is available full time on a fixed-term basis for 6 months. If you would like to discuss this post informally please contact Suzy Adcock. The closing date for applications is 12noon on 24th August 2012.

€2,500 award for CCP Researcher

Anna Rita BennatoWe are delighted that one of our post doctoral research fellows, Anna Rita Bennato, has been awarded a prize of €2,500 (first place ex aequo) by Area Science Park, a multi-sectoral academic science and technology research centre in Trieste, Italy. The award was made for her PhD work, “Essay on Intellectual Property Rights”.

You can read more about this award (in Italian!) here.