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CRESSE Scientific Committee

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 and founded by Prof. Yannis 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. Joe Harrington, Prof. Massimo Motta, Prof. Patrick Rey, and Prof. David Ulph.

The objectives of CRESSE are fivefold:

to organize an annual Conference in which the latest research in the areas of Competition and Regulation is presented and discussed;  
to organize an annual Summer School in which Visiting Faculty from a large number of European and US Universities, give the opportunity of high quality training to practitioners of competition policy and sectoral regulation that wish to be acquainted with the new economic literature and the recent legal developments;    

(iii) to organize an annual Lawyers' Course on "The Role of Economics in Competition Law and Practice" which is taught by some of the foremost competition economists in the world targeted to legal experts (lawyers, enforcers or judges) practicing in competition law or in another field of law in which knowledge of economics is helpful;
(iv) to co-organize with OECD an annual Executive Programme (CALEP) targeted to the Leaders /Heads and emerging Leaders of Competition Agencies, the Commissioners, the Board Members and the Senior Officials (Directors General and other high-level officers) of Competition  and other Regulatory Agencies throughout the world, with courses in competition economics, law and management taught by leading experts with deep expertise and vast practical experience in competition law and its enforcement from both the academia and the private and public sector;
(v) to disseminate research and contribute to the public debate in the areas of competition policy and regulation through the organization, in cooperation with Competition Authorities throughout the world, of Review Workshops, Round Tables  and Conferences.


Responsible for day-to-day management is Prof. Yannis Katsoulacos (AUEB).            

CRESSE Scientific Committee

The CRESSE Scientific Committee consists of
Prof. Joe Harrington, Business Economics and Public Policy Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2010 - ), Prof. Leslie Marx, Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business (2019 - ), Dr. Pierre Regibeau, Chief Economist, DG COMP (2006 - )Prof. Patrick Rey, University of Toulouse (2006 - ), Prof. Thomas Ross Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (2014 - )Prof. David Ulph, University of St. Andrews (2006 - ) and Prof. Yannis Katsoulacos, AUEB (2006 - ), who also acts as Chairman and Coordinator. Prof. Massimo Motta (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics) was a member of the Scientific Committee from 2006 – 2010.

CRESSE Advisory Board
The Board consists of individuals of outstanding reputation in competition law and policy.

The Members of the Board are:

Dr. Cristina Caffarra (Charles River Associates)

Prof. Frederic Jenny
(ESSEC Business School; Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee)

Prof. William Kovacic (The George Washington University Law School, former Federal Trade Commission Chairman) 

Prof. Fiona Scott Morton (Yale School of Management)

Prof. Aviv Nevo
(The Wharton School and Dept. of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, former Chief Economist at Antitrust Division of Dept. of Justice)

Prof. Howard Shelanski
(Georgetown University, formerly Director of the Bureau of Economics at the U.S. FTC and Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs)

CRESSE Associates
International network of prominent scholars, policy makers and practitioners in Competition Policy and Regulation that are involved in the Summer School, the Lawyers’ Course, the Executive Programme (CALEP) and / or the Conference as regular participants and provide a channel between CRESSE and the academic, policy and consultancy community.

CRESSE Associates (Academics – Economists)
Prof. John Asker, Prof. Heski Bar-Isaac, Prof. Gregory Crawford, Prof. Claude Crampes, Prof. Vincenzo Denicolo, Prof. Federico EtroProf. Amelia Fletcher, Prof. Chiara FumagalliProf. Neil Gandal, Prof. Christos Genakos, Prof. Elisabetta Iossa, Prof. Katernia Kyriazidou, Prof. Kai-Uwe KuhnProf. Simon Loertscher, Prof. Peter Møllgaard, Prof. Juan-Pablo Montero, Prof. Volker Nocke, Prof. Martin Peitz, Prof. Michele PoloProf. Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro, Prof. Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Prof. Giancarlo Spagnolo, Prof. Yossi Spiegel, Prof. Rune StenbackaProf. Guofu Tan, Prof. Tommaso Valletti, Prof. Frank Verboven, Prof. Thibaud Verge, Prof. Nikolaos VettasProf. Glen Weyl, Prof. Julian Wright, Prof. Guangliang Ye.

CRESSE Associates (Law, Policy and Practice)
Mr. Tembinkosi Bonakele, Dr. Jet DengMr. John Davies, Prof. Damien GeradinDr. Eliana Garces, Prof. Ioannis Kokkoris, Dr. Assimakis Komninos, Prof. Ioannis Lianos, Dr. Frank P. Maier-Rigaud, Prof. Philip Marsden, Dr. Liberty Mncube, Dr. Dan O' Brien, Dr. Jorge PadillaDr. Ana Sofia Rodrigues, Prof. Daniel Sokol, Prof. Dimitris TzouganatosDr. Keith Waehrer.

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