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 proposals. 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 studentship. 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: email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, India. 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 context. 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 Economics. 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 NAME EMAIL ADDRESS SCHOOL AREAS OF INTEREST 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: email@example.com or room 0.6 at the Centre.
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