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360 Lecture: Why is Competition Policy Becoming so Difficult?

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360 Lecture: Why is Competition Policy Becoming so Difficult?

Thursday 23rd November, 5.00-6.00pm
MS.01, Zeeman Building

Why is Competition Policy Becoming so Difficult?

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is the UK’s main competition and consumer agency. It works to promote competition for the benefit of consumers, both within and outside the UK. Its aim is to make markets work well for consumers, businesses and the economy. The CMA’s responsibilities include investigating mergers which could restrict competition, and taking action against possible breaches of competition law such as anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance. It also conducts market studies and investigations in markets where there may be competition and consumer problems, and enforces consumer protection legislation.

About the speaker - Dr Mike Walker, Chief Economist, CMA

Dr. Mike Walker is a leading expert on the economic aspects of competition policy, with more than 25 years experience in the field. Since 2013 he has been the Chief Economist at the Competition and Markets Authority, the UK’s competition agency. He also holds academic posts at Kings College, London, and at the College of Europe in Bruges. He is the co-author of the leading textbook The Economics of EU Competition Law (Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd edition, 2009) and a number of published articles


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