Bruce Lyons


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Personal profile


Bruce Lyons is Professor of Economics and a founding member of the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP). He is Academic Advisor on competition economics to KPMG.  He was formerly Editor of Journal of Industrial Economics, Associate Editor of Economica, member of the EU’s Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (2004-17) and member of the UK Competition Commission (2002-11).  He has held visiting research positions at the European University Institute Florence and the University of Melbourne.

Bruce’s current research is focused on the economics of competition policy and particularly the implications of behavioural consumers. He is co-investigator in the ESRC-funded Network for Integrated Behavioural Science (which links economists and psychologists at the Universities of East Anglia, Nottingham and Warwick).  His research interests also include the economics of market structure and of ‘rescue and restructuring’ state aid. 


PhD Supervision Interests

Economics of market structure; competitive effects in markets with behavioural consumers; economic analysis of competition policy, including appropriate interventions (remedies).


Key Research Interests

Research projects from 1 January 2001

Ongoing funded projects

Centre for Competition Policy, an ESRC Research Centre, initially for five years 2004-10 (with Steve Davies, Morten Hviid and Catherine Waddams)

Funded projects completed since 1 January 2001

Theoretical and empirical analyses of the competitiveness impact of remedies in EC Merger Control, European Commission, 2003, (with Steve Davies)

Post-merger study: efficiency effects of a global merger in the iron ore industry, European Commission, 2002 (with S. W. Davies)


Areas of Expertise

Competition policy; mergers; monopolies.

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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