Rome 27-28 June 2013
The Economics of Merger control
What we talk about when we talk about mergers

Stephen Davies - University of East Anglia, Norwich

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: tacit collusion, non-linear pricing in oligopoly, multinational firms, mergers, merger simulation and merger remedies, evaluating competition policy, buyer power in the retail food sector, the determinants of industrial structure and concentration, the Single European Market, diffusion of technology.

He has published thirteen books and over 50 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 has undertaken research for a number of competition and other governmental bodies in both the UK and overseas. Since 2001 he has been an Academic Adviser to the Office of Fair Trading; and he was a previous editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics.

In his career at UEA, he has successfully supervised 17 PhD students and is currently supervising six more.