A Network of Academics and Professionals

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 Regulation.

The 18th Annual Competition and Regulation Summer School and Conference (CRESSE) will take place from June 29 to July 10, 2024 (Conference dates: July 5 – July 7, 2024), the 10th CRESSE Lawyers’ Course from July 5 to July 8, 2024 and the 5th CRESSE-OECD Executive Programme (CALEP) from July 6 to July 10, 2024, in MINOA PALACE RESORT, Chania, Crete Island, Greece.

The CRESSE Conference 2024 Keynote Speakers
  • Competition Policy Keynote Lecture by Prof. Julian Wright (National University of Singapore) on “Artificial intelligence, data and competition policy
  • J-J Laffont Keynote Lecture by Prof. Giacomo Calzolari (European University Institute) on “Algorithms and Competition”
  • Keynote Lawyers’ Lecture by Prof. Christopher S. Yoo (Imasogie Professor in Law and Technology, Professor of Communication, Professor of Computer and Information Science, and Founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania) on “Conceptual Frameworks to Guide When to Replace Competition Law with Ex Ante Rules”
The CRESSE Conference 2024 Invited Speakers

For the  CRESSE Conference 2024 Confirmed Speakers, see here.

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. Competition and Regulation Specialists from over 40 countries attend the conference every year.


Summer School News

Lawyers' Course News

Executive Programme News

Welcome to CRESSE

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 seventeen Summer Schools, that have been organised annually since 2006.

Rationale and Objectives

Competition Policy and Network Industry Regulation have undergone significant changes in the past two decades. There are, recently, dramatic changes in the regulation of digital markets in many countries. These changes have 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.

Other Events Organised by CRESSE

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

  • III Rio International Workshop on Advances in Competition Policy Analysis Competition, Dynamic Markets, Innovation, Industrial Policy, and Regulation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25-26 November 2024.

Recently CRESSE has organised or co-organised the following Training Activities:

  • Quantification and Legal Rules in Competition Policy Symposium, by College of Business and Law School of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), Shanghai, 19 September, 2023
  • CRESSE-SDU International Conference on Competition Policy, Jinan City, China, 11- 12 September, 2023
  • CRESSE – Lingnan International Conference on Competition Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 7 – 8 September, 2023
  • LATAM Summer School on the Economics of Competition Policy – For lawyers, Santiago, Chile, 24-26 November 2022
  • 3rd CRESSE – JUFE Conference and Lectures on Competition Policy, Nanchang, China, 18-21 October 2022
  • 2nd CRESSE – JUFE Conference and Lectures on Competition Policy, Nanchang, China, 12-15 May, 2021
  • 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