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11th Summer School & Conference
3rd Lawyers’ Course
Rhodes, 25th June - 8th July, 2016

The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) will organise the 11th Annual Competition and Regulation European Summer School and Conference (CRESSE) from the 25th of June to the 8th of July, 2016 (Conference dates: 1st-3rd July, 2016) and the 3rd CRESSE Lawyers’ Course (1st–4th July, 2016) in AMATHUS BEACH HOTEL in Rhodes island in Greece.
The CRESSE Conference Keynote Speakers will be Prof. Aviv Nevo (Northwestern University) and Prof. William Rogerson (Northwestern University). Special Keynote CRESSE Lawyers' Lecture: Prof. Daniel Sokol (University of Florida Levin College of Law).



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 ten Summer Schools, that have been organised between 2006 and 2015. 


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 Scientific Committee consists of Prof. J. Harrington, Prof. Y. Katsoulacos, Prof. 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 2012 & 2013 volume of proceedings

The volume “The Analysis of Competition Policy and Sectoral Regulation” contains selected papers that were presented at the 2012 CRESSE Conference which was held in Chania, Crete, on July 6-8 2012, and the 2013 CRESSE Conference which was held in Corfu, on July 5-7, 2013.



Other Events Organised by CRESSE

CRESSE also organises or co-organises a number of other Training Activities on Competition Law and Regulation.

Recently CRESSE has organised the following Training Activities:

- Training Program for National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) organised by CRESSE, 28 - 30 October, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

- Joint Workshop co-organised by Competition Commission South Africa, CRESSE and University of Kwazulu-Natal on Lectures on Competition Policy on the Pre-BRICS International Competition Conference, 10 November 2015 in Durban, SA

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