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									CCP Studentship 2011-14

The ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) based at the University of East Anglia (UEA), invites
applications for a fully funded (3-year) PhD studentship from October 2011. These studentships can
be held in area of competition or regulation policy appropriate for supervision by the Centre’s
faculty members who come from the Schools of Economics, Law, Business and Political, Social and
International Studies (see Appendix 1 for details regarding the academic staff at the Centre). CCP is
the leading focus for competition policy research in the UK and welcomes interdisciplinary

Criteria and Details

This studentship is only available to candidates who have been offered a place in a relevant UEA PhD
programme. Applications should apply both for entry to the appropriate school and the CCP for the

Applicants should have a demonstrable interest in an area of competition policy. The PhD
studentships are tenable for 3 years (subject to UEA rules, satisfactory progress and the research
remaining in an area relating to competition policy). A full studentship includes home tuition fees
plus a maintenance grant to be set by UEA at Home/EU levels.

To apply for funding send a copy of your PhD admission application and research proposal (see
below), as well as a competed CCP Studentship Application form (Appendix 2) to Suzy Adcock, CCP
Centre Manager:

Applications Process

Step 1 – Applying for the relevant course

To be considered for the studentship funding applicants must have been offered a place on the
appropriate course. This decision is taken by the relevant School of Study (School of Economics, UEA
Law School, School of Political, Social and International Studies and Norwich Business School).

Applicants must therefore apply for the appropriate course through the normal route – via the
standard application form.

The application form is available at the Schools admissions pages.

The form should be returned to ONE of the following:

    •   International Office (for all International Students)
    •   Faculty of Social Sciences, Postgraduate Admissions Office (for Home/EU students whose
        main topic is Business, Law or Economics)
    •   Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Postgraduate Research Office (for Home/EU students whose
        main topic is Political, Social and International Studies)

In addition to submitting your application, you must contact CCP, preferably by email
( to inform us that you have submitted an application and that you wish to be
considered for a CCP studentship. Students holding offers are not automatically considered for these
studentships. Please complete and submit the application form in Appendix 2. Applications for the
PhD studentships should be accompanied by a research proposal of approximately 2000 words.

This studentship is also available to students who have already been offered a place on the
relevant courses.

If you have already applied for a place in a relevant degree programme please send an email to stating that you wish to be considered for a CCP studentship and including a
completed application form (Appendix 2). If you have applied to a PhD programme please also send
a copy of the research proposal.

Please note:

    •   The closing date for PGR applications is 5pm, Tuesday 3rd May 2011. It is your responsibility
        to ensure that you submit all the relevant information for your application to the Schools by
        the closing date. Incomp.ete applications will not be considered.
    •   Under Section 8 (Funding) please mention that you are interested in applying for the CCP
        Studentship. (You may also apply for other sources of funding).

A decision on whether you will be offered a place on the programme of study will be made by the
individual schools. You should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office if you have any queries as
to the progress of your application for the course.

Step 2 - Consideration for CCP Studentships

All candidates who have been offered a place in a relevant PhD programme, who have informed CCP
that they wish to be considered for a studentship, and who have submitted all the relevant
information will be considered.

CCP will consider in early May all applications for funding from students who have already been
accepted by the Schools. Applicants will be informed by the end of May 2011.

At this time we will select reserve candidates who will be offered funding should another candidate
decline it. You will be informed if you are on this list. We will endeavour to let you know as soon as
possible whether you will receive this funding but as it is dependent on decisions from other
candidates we cannot guarantee a date.

Once you have been offered studentship funding you will need to confirm your acceptance of it to
CCP and liaise with the Postgraduate Admissions Office to ensure that all relevant documentation is
returned to the university promptly.

Research Proposal

Applications for the PhD studentships should be accompanied by a research proposal of
approximately 2000 words. If you have any queries about the studentships or the application
process please constant Suzy Adcock, Centre Manager: or 01603 591642.
                                                                                         Appendix One

Academic Staff members of CCP

Professor Catherine Waddams
Catherine Waddams (formerly Price) is Director of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy and
Professor in the School of Management, which she joined in 2000. From 1995 to 2000 she was
founding Director of the Centre for Management under Regulation and Professor in Warwick
Business School, and prior to that senior lecturer in economics at the University of Leicester. She has
held visiting positions at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Copenhagen and
the University of Cambridge.

Her research interests are in the area of Industrial Organization, and she has published widely on
privatization, regulation and the introduction of competition, especially in energy markets. She is
particularly interested in the distributional impact of regulatory reform, and consumer choice in
newly opened markets, both in the UK and elsewhere.

Professor Bruce Lyons
Bruce Lyons is Professor of Economics and Deputy Director of the ESRC Centre for Competition
Policy (CCP). He is Associate Editor of Economica and a member of: the UK Competition Commission;
the Economic Advisory Group for Competition Policy (EAGCP) to the European Commission; and the
Scientific Board of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO).

His current research is focused on the economic analysis of competition policy; in particular on how
the delegated objectives and organization of a competition authority affect remedies, outcomes and
economic efficiency.

Dr Pinar Akman
Pinar is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the UEA Law School. Her main research area is EU competition
law and economics and particularly the prohibition of abuse of a dominant position under Article
102 TFEU. She is the author of The Concept of Abuse in EU Competition Law: Law and Economic
Approaches (Hart Publishing, forthcoming 2011).

Pinar is particularly interested in the interface between legal and economic concepts underlying
competition law and in particular Article 102 TFEU, such as welfare and fairness. She is also
interested in the historical origins of EU competition law and the interplay between competition law
and other areas of law, such as consumer law and contract law. Her research focuses mainly on
issues surrounding the prohibition of abuse under Article 102 TFEU (in particular exploitative abuses,
such as unfair pricing) and more broadly, on the objectives of this provision.

Dr Subhasish Modak Chowdhury
Subhasish Modak Chowdhury is a Lecturer in the School of Economics. Subhasish obtained his PhD in
Economics from Purdue University. Before joining Purdue he completed his Masters in Quantitative
Economics at the Indian Statistical Institute and has a BA in Economics from Jadavpur University,

His research focuses on the various applications of Microeconomic theory with a special emphasis
on Contests. In particular, his primary areas of interests span investigations of problems in Industrial
Organisation, Public Economics and Political Economy.

Professor Stephen Davies
Stephen Davies is Professor of Economics in the School of Economics at UEA. His research interests
include: the economics of competition policy; European industrial structure; merger simulation; and
multinational firms. He is a member of the Academic Panel which advises the Office of Fair Trading.
He was formerly the General Editor of The Journal of Industrial Economics. He is currently working
on: merger remedies, competition using non-linear pricing in the electricity market; and the demand
for TV advertising.

Dr Stephen Greasley
Stephen Greasley is a Lecturer in the School of Political, Social and International Studies. He has
previously worked at IPEC at the University of Manchester and on research projects for The Case for
Agglomeration Economies in Europe (ESPON) and The Role of Local Authorities in Sustainable
Economic Development (4NW/NWIEP).

Stephen's key research areas include political - bureaucratic relations, political economy and central-
local relations. Current research projects include: Political Control and the Management of
Bureaucratic Discretion in English Local Government ESRC (First Grant Scheme).

Professor Shaun Hargreaves Heap
Shaun Hargreaves Heap is Professor in the School of Economics. His research is on the social aspects
of decision making, the economics of television and, in macroeconomics, and the sources of wage
inequality. He has received research funding from the ESRC and the Nuffield Foundation and has
recently undertaken consultancy for the Irish Competition Authority on how to judge whether media
mergers affect the extent of diversity of view

Dr Michael Harker
Michael Harker is a senior lecturer in UEA Law School and a member of CCP. His main research
interests are in the fields of competition law and utility regulation (the latter the subject of his
doctoral thesis). He is currently working on projects concerning judicial review of merger decisions,
private enforcement, the consumer welfare standard and collective dominance in the merger

Professor Morten Hviid
Morten Hviid was appointed to the UEA Law School in September 2004 as a Professor in competition
law. He has previously held posts in the Economics Departments at University of Copenhagen and
University of Warwick and in the School of Economic and Social Studies, University of East Anglia. He
is a past editor of the journal of Industrial Economics and a past associate editor of the International
Journal of Industrial Organization.

His current research focuses on issues relating to cartels, the role of private enforcement in
competition law and the importance of procedural rules in competition law.

Professor Hussein Kassim
Hussein Kassim is CCP's Political Science Mentor, and is a Professor in Politics in the School of
Political, Social and International Studies at UEA. He has held lectureships at Birkbeck, University of
London, in the University of Nottingham, and Oxford University, and has held visiting positions at the
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Harvard, Columbia and NYU. His research interests include the
European Union, especially the European Commission, relations between the EU and member
states, and EU policy.

He recently completed a monograph on the emergence and impact of the EU’s aviation policy, has
written on EU competition policy reform, and is currently working on projects on the European
Competition Network, state aid and the institutionalisation of DG IV
Dr Peter Ormosi
Peter is a competition policy expert with over 10 years of relevant experience, able to work on both
the legal and economic aspects of competition. His primary comparative strength is that he is
capable of capitalising on the synergies between two disciplines. Beside his academic achievements,
he has several years of enforcement and policy analysis experience working for the Hungarian
Competition Authority and for the OECD. He also possesses a sound knowledge of econometric
methods and experience in conducting empirical research

Dr Heather Savigny
Heather Savigny is Senior Lecturer in the School of Political, Social and International Studies. She
works in the areas of British politics; media and politics; political communication and political
marketing. Dr. Savigny is currently co-convenor of the PSA’s Media and Politics Specialist Group and
an editorial associate and book review editor for a new journal British Politics.

Dr Daithi Mac Sithigh
Daithí Mac Síthigh joined the UEA Law School as a lecturer in 2008 and has teaching and research
interests in IT, Internet and telecommunications law, media law, copyright, and public law. His
undergraduate and graduate studies were at Trinity College Dublin, where he wrote a doctoral thesis
on ‘Convergence and the right to communicate: assessing the application of media law to the
Internet' and was a Foundation Scholar.

Dr Andreas Stephan
Andreas Stephan is a Lecturer in the UEA Law School and has a background in both Law and

He primarily researches all aspects of cartel enforcement, including: powers of investigation;
leniency programmes; the calculation of fines and the danger of bankruptcy; systems of direct
settlement; particular challenges faced by developing countries in adopting competition laws; and
enforcement against international cartels by multiple jurisdictions.

Professor John Street
John Street is Professor in the School of Political, Social and International Studies. He is a member of
the Editorial Group of Popular Music and the Sage Handbook for Political Communication and is on
the International Advisory Board of Cultural Politics. He is the author of several books, including
Politics and Technology, Rebel Rock: the politics of popular music, Politics and Popular Culture, and
Mass Media, Politics and Democracy, is co-author of Deciding Factors in British Politics, and is co-
editor of the Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock

Professor Robert Sugden
Robert Sugden is Professor in the School of Economics. His research uses a combination of
theoretical, experimental and philosophical methods to investigate issues in welfare economics,
social choice, choice under uncertainty, the foundations of decision and game theory, the
methodology of economics, and the evolution of social conventions. He is the author or editor of
ten books and over 100 papers in refereed journals, is a Fellow of the British Academy, and is one of
the few UK economists included in the ISI Highly Cited list.

Currently, his research is primarily directed at reconciling normative and behavioural economics.
This work, for which he was awarded an Economic and Social Research Council Professorial
Fellowship, is being continued in CCP, with particular emphasis on the implications of behavioural
economics for competition policy and consumer protection.

Professor Christopher Wadlow
Christopher Wadlow is Professor in the UEA Law School. He specialises in intellectual property law.
His main research interests are in or closely related to intellectual property and have three central
themes: the place of the common law passing-off action within a wider category of unfair
competition law; the public and private international law of intellectual property, including the
potential for extraterritorial enforcement; and the harmonisation of substantive European patent
law and patent litigation procedure.

Peter Whelan
Peter holds both a Degree in Law and French (LLB (Ling Fran)) and a Master of Laws (LLM) from
Trinity College, Dublin. During his primary degree, and under the Erasmus programme, he spent a
university year studying French law at the Université de Poitiers, France. Peter came first overall in
his class in his Senior Freshman year at Trinity. Peter is currently studying for a PhD in Law at St
John's College, Cambridge.

Professor Daniel Zizzo
Daniel is a Professor in Economics. He is primarily an experimental and behavioural economist, and
complements CCP with his expertise in these areas. His research interests in competition and
industrial economics are on R&D races, the effect of product complexity on market competition, and
the decision-making processes by competition authorities.
                                                                                   Appendix Two

                             CCP PhD STUDENTSHIP APPLICATION
                         To be submitted by 5pm, Tuesday 3rd May 2011






Please briefly describe your interest in Competition/Regulation policy (no more than 200 words)

Please enclose your research proposal of approx. 2000 words. Send all paperwork to Suzy Adcock,
CCP Centre Manager: or room 0.6 at the Centre.

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