Industrial organisation

Research in industrial organisation and regulation is focused on the behaviour of firms in markets, and on government intervention in those markets through competition policy and activist regulatory oversight.

Examples of research capabilities in this area are:

Competition policy
For example: Cartel prosecution, monopolisation strategies, merger analysis, cartel formation and operation in the presence of an antitrust authority, analysis of cartel leniency programmes under multi-market collusion, and airline pricing and its implications for competition policy.

Economics of research and development
Optimal and efficient research and development portfolios, intellectual property regimes and R&D incentives, R&D portfolio choices with complementary technologies, optimal contract design, entry deterrence and communication.

Economics of network industries
For example: Regulation and competition in liberalised postal markets, the regulation and design of electricity markets, and government procurement of peak generation capacity in the electricity market.



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