Professor Bruce Lyons
Bruce Lyons is Professor of Economics in the School of Economics at UEA and Deputy Director of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy. His research interests include: economics of competition policy; mergers; state aid; and contracts between firms. He was formerly Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics. He is currently a member of the Economic Advisory Group for Competition (to the European Commission) and was previously a part-time Member of the UK Competition Commission (2002-11). His comments on this blog are entirely personal and should not be taken to represent the views of either Commission. He recently edited a book of Cases in European Competition Policy: the Economic Analysis published by Cambridge University Press.
Professor Andreas Stephan
Andreas Stephan is a Professor of Competition Law at the University of East Anglia Law School and a faculty member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy. He has a background in both Law and Economics and has widely published articles on all aspects of cartel enforcement. His research on public attitudes to price fixing in the UK and the design of the criminal cartel offence have been cited in the UK government’s 2011 review of its competition policy regime and in an 2009 Australian Senate Standing Committee Report on the criminalisation of cartel behaviour. He has also sat on an academic panel advising the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on economic policy. Andreas has a particular interest in the competition laws of emerging and developing economies. He is a Non Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network’s (ICN) Advocacy Working Group and a member of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Research Partnership Platform. He is an individual partner of the Asian Competition Law and Economics Centre (ACLEC) in Hong Kong and an author for the e-Competitions Bulletin of the Institute of Competition Law. He also regularly comments on competition cases in the UK national press, having been quoted in the Financial Times, The Times, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail, among others.