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.

The Summer School offers a unique opportunity for intellectual exploration in the summer. In eight distinct self-contained Modules of up to 16-hour duration each, it provides a comprehensive account of the most up-to-date developments in economic theory, empirical analysis and legislation in the policy areas of Competition and Regulation. CRESSE also offers each year a number of Advanced Short Courses in specific topics of Competition Policy.

The CRESSE Lawyers Course on “The Role of Economics in Competition Law and Practice” has been established in 2014, and is targeted to lawyers, enforcers and judges working in competition law or any other field of law where the knowledge of economic theory is important. The course is taught by some of the foremost competition economists in the world. It covers both an introduction to microeconomics, game theory and industrial organisation theory, as well as, all the areas in the application of economics to competition policy.

The CRESSE – OECD Competition Agency Leaders Executive Programme (CALEP) was established in 2019. The programme courses are taught by eminent competition professors, lawyers, economists and members of the OECD secretariat. The course is tailored to be an essential professional development opportunity and targeted to Leaders / Heads and emerging Leaders of Competition Agencies, Commissioners, Board Members and Senior Officials (Directors General and other high-level officers) of Competition and other Regulatory Agencies throughout the world.

As a CRESSE participant, in the Summer School, in the Lawyers’ Course, or in the Executive Programme (CALEP), you will join a vibrant community of motivated professionals from all over the world and distinguished faculty as you satisfy your intellectual curiosity. Further you can explore one of the most beautiful Greek resorts.

A unique feature of CRESSE is the organization of an International Conference, in Competition and Regulation Policy, designed to bring together top economists and legal experts from Europe, USA and other countries. 

On behalf of the Conference and School Scientific Committee, the CRESSE Advisory Board, the CRESSE Summer School and Lawyers Course and Executive Programme (CALEP) Faculty and the CRESSE Associates I would like to invite you to examine our offerings and join one of Europe’s most stimulating academic environments for training in Competition and Regulation. We believe you will have a productive and rewarding experience.

Yannis Katsoulacos
Professor of Economics
Athens University of Economics and Business and Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics
CRESSE Coordinator