Mission Statement

The "Competition and Regulation" Research Group studies government competition policy as well as private sector competitive strategy in network industries and other economic sectors. Interdisciplinary collaboration with legal, business and engineering scholars is particularly important in the Research Group’s work. The goal of this collaboration is to contribute to the adoption of evidence-based competition and regulatory policies. The Research Group systematically takes into account incentives created by laws and law enforcement as well as the strategic behaviour of firms. Studying this broad and complex subject necessitates a variety of methods and approaches, including market studies of the status quo, economic investigations of legal practice, analysis of incentives arising from existing legislation (including comparisons between laws and institutions), and the examination of effects on firm behaviour. Researchers also use applied theoretical and empirical analyses to explore the behaviour of market actors beyond the effects of legislation and enforcement.