Brexit: the implications for UK ports

August 16 2017 in Agenda

What are the implications for ports and logistics companies of different scenarios for the future EU–UK customs agreements? Oxer...

Goodbye tension, hello pension! Metrics to help consumers choose the best deals

August 16 2017 in Agenda

In July 2017, Oxera and CESS published the results of an experiment to identify the effectiveness of different summary cost metrics (i...

Oxera articles in the UK Competition Network reading list

August 09 2017 in News

The UK Competition Network has published a reading list of academic and policy documents relevant to the selection, design, testing an...

Brexit: implications for UK ports

August 01 2017 in News

Oxera Partner, Andrew Meaney, writes on the implications of Brexit for UK ports. 

How the Bus Services Act can improve air quality and reduce congestion

July 31 2017 in Reports

Across the UK, large towns and cities are suffering from deteriorating air quality and chronic levels of traffic congestion, which affect...

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Brexit: the implications for UK ports

July 29 2017 in Reports

Oxera Partner, Andrew Meaney, writes on the implications of Brexit for UK ports. 


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Cities in crisis? How the UK Bus Services Act can improve health and the economy

August 16 2017 in Agenda

Across the UK, large towns and cities are suffering from deteriorating air quality and chronic levels of traffic congestion, which affect public health as well as the economy. Robert Montgomery, former Managing Director of UK Bus at Stagecoach ...


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EU Directive on antitrust damages: paradise lost for cartels in Belgium?

July 27 2017 in Agenda

The 2014 EU Directive on Private Enforcement aims to make it easier for parties affected by antitrust breaches to demonstrate the harm suffered. The Directive required member states to implement the new enforcement regime by the end of 2016 and...


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Hidden talent: the economic benefits of social mobility

July 27 2017 in Agenda

Social mobility: social justice or economic imperative? Even modest increases in social mobility in the UK could yield significant improvements in productivity, according to pro-bono research conducted by Oxera on behalf of the Sutton Trust. Ou...


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Social mobility and economic success

July 12 2017 in Reports

The Sutton Trust commissioned Oxera to investigate the impact of increased social mobility on the UK economy. 


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Liberty Global's investment in Europe: Oxera's findings

June 05 2017 in Reports

Liberty Global commissioned Oxera to investigate the benefits of their investment in Europe. Oxera's report discusses the social benefits identified. 



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Excessive pricing: excessively ignored in competition law?

July 27 2017 in Agenda

Competition authorities have historically pursued very few cases against excessive pricing. This seems to be changing. In the past 12 months, the rules on abuse of dominance have been invoked to tackle high prices in a range of markets, includi...


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CMA Energy Market Investigation—critique of CMA consumer detriment analysis

July 04 2017 in Reports

On 24 June 2016 the CMA published its final report, in which it concluded that, between 2012 and 2015, domestic customers paid around £1.4bn per year more than they would have done in a properly functioning competitive market. This estimate ...


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Parity agreements and theories of harm in the hotel booking sector: a ‘no-show’?

June 28 2017 in Agenda

On 6 April 2017, the European Commission and ten national competition authorities published a joint report on the online hotel booking sector. The report’s primary focus was the impact on prices and commission rates of the removal of pari...


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