Professor Bruce Lyons
Bruce Lyons is Professor of Economics in the School of Economics at UEA and Deputy Director of the 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 and former Head of School at the UEA Law School. He is also a faculty member of the Centre for Competition Policy. Andreas 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 and the design of the criminal cartel offence have been cited in various government and agency reports. Andreas has a particular interest in compliance issues and competition law in developing and emerging economies. He is a Non Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network’s (ICN) Advocacy Working Group and Cartel Working Group and a member of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Research Partnership Platform. He 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, and invited to speak on BBC radio.