Mike Walker, Chief Economist, Competition and Markets Authority will present on the importance of innovation and its implications for how a competition authority should act. Geoffrey Myers, Director of Competition Economics at Ofcom, will provide a regulatory perspective using the example of spectrum allocation associated with each wave of innovative mobile technology.
Geoffrey Myers is Director of Competition Economics at Ofcom and Visiting Professor in the Department of Government at LSE. He has been an economist in competition and regulatory analysis for more than twenty years, working on a wide range of issues including market reviews, competition investigations, regulatory disputes, and design of spectrum auctions. Prior to Ofcom, he worked at the Office of Fair Trading, Oftel and the Jamaican Office of Utilities Regulation.
Dr Mike Walker is currently the Chief Economic Advisor at the UK Competition and Markets Authority. Previous to this he was a Vice President at CRA International in London. He has worked on the economics of competition law and regulation for more than 20 years. He is the co-author of The Economics of EU Competition Law (Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd edition, 2009) and a number of published articles. He is a Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and a Visiting Fellow at King’s College, London
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