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Online CRESSE Special Policy Sessions: To continue contributing to the debates on important competition policy issues during the COVID-19 pandemic and given the postponement for 2021 of this year’s CRESSE Conference, the CRESSE Scientific Committee decided to organise three online CRESSE Special Policy Sessions, in collaboration with CPI, that were streamed live in late June and early July. Additional sessions may be organised later in the year. 

15th Summer School & Conference
7th Lawyers’ Course
2nd Executive Programme (CALEP)
June 26 - July 8, 2021

The 15th Annual Competition and Regulation Summer School and Conference (CRESSE) will be organised from June 26 to July 8, 2021 (Conference dates: July 2 - July 4, 2021), the 7th CRESSE Lawyers' Course from July 2 to July 5, 2021 and the 2nd CRESSE Executive Programme (CALEP) from July 3 to July 7, 2021, in Out of the Blue CAPSIS ELITE RESORT, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. 

The CRESSE Conference 2021 Keynote Speakers will be Prof. Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics), Prof. Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim), Prof. Einer Elhauge (Harvard Law School) and Prof. Nancy Rose (MIT Economics). 

The CRESSE annual conference offers an unparalleled breadth of academic research in competition and regulation, combined with topical policy discussions and insights into the most recent developments in the main jurisdictions around the world.

2019 Conference Material



The Competition and Regulation European Summer School (CRESSE) has established itself as the top academic summer event in the areas of Competition and Regulation Policy in Europe. Top quality instruction and excellent organisation, with a good atmosphere in beautiful surroundings and the opportunity to participate in a high quality Conference explain the very good ratings given by the participants of the fourteen Summer Schools that have been organised between 2006 and 2019. 


Who we are

CRESSE is a Network of academics and professionals, practicing in Competition or Regulatory Authorities, Consultancies and Legal Practices, with an interest in Competition Policy and Sectoral Regulation. It was initiated by Prof. Y. Katsoulacos in 2005. The specific format and content of the CRESSE Summer School and Annual Conference has been influenced by the suggestions and ideas of a large number of people. Special mention should be made of Prof. J. Harrington, Prof. M. Motta, Prof. P. Rey, and Prof. D. Ulph.

The CRESSE Conference Scientific Committee consists of Prof. J. Harrington, Prof. Y. Katsoulacos, Prof. L. Marx, Dr. P. Regibeau, Prof. P. Rey, Prof. Th. Ross and Prof. D. Ulph.


Rationale and Objectives

Competition Policy and Sectoral (Network Industry) Regulation have undergone dramatic changes in the past two decades. This has been accompanied by an intellectually vibrant economic literature. Economists have developed new theories to characterize firm behavior and to assess which market contexts warrant government intervention – see for example Prof. D. Whinston (2011 CRESSE Keynote Speaker) “Lectures on Antitrust Economics”, MIT Press (2007) and Prof. M. Motta (CRESSE Lecturer and Member of the Scientific Committee, 2006-2010) “Competition Policy: Theory and Practice”, Cambridge University Press, 2004. Traditional views of which situations warrant intervention have changed substantially.

The economic approach has gained ground both in policy making and in case law, sometimes challenging conventional views. Also, following the liberalization of many network industries, Sectoral Regulation has been increasingly adopting Competition Policy approaches to assess market power.



CRESSE Special Issues and Volumes

A number of special issues and volumes with selected presentations from CRESSE Conferences has been published.

Latest publications:

  • Special Issue on issues related to antitrust enforcement published by the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement
  • Volume on “Excessive Pricing and Competition Law Enforcement: Legal and Economic Aspects” by SPRINGER
  • Special Issue on “Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation” by the International Journal of Industrial Organization.
  • Special Issue on “Competition Policy in Developing Countries” by the Review of Industrial Organization



Other Events Organised by CRESSE

CRESSE also organises or co-organises a number of other Training Activities on Competition Law and Regulation:
- 2nd CRESSE - JUFE International Conference on Competition Policy, Nanchang, China, 14 - 15 May, 2021
- CRESSE - Lingnam International Conference in Hong Kong, 18 - 19 May, 2021  

Recently CRESSE has organised or co-organised the following Training Activities:
II Rio International Workshop on Advances in Competition Policy Analysis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 5 and 6, 2019
- 6th Competition Economics Workshop, co-organised with Competition Commission of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, August 27, 2019

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