Biography

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) Univ. of Melbourne; Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Year in Economics), Univ. of Melbourne; D.Phil (Ph.D), Univ. of Oxford

Christopher Decker is an economist who specialises in Law and Economics and economic regulation. His  research interests include regulation (broadly defined to cover the utilities, professional services, financial regulation and environmental regulation), competition economics, law and economics, behavioural economics and institutional economics. He is also interested in the law and economics of development.

Chris has published research studies and reports in relation to a range of regulated activities (energy, water, communications, transport, financial and professional services). These studies have been submitted to, or published by organisations such as the World Bank, the OECD, APEC, the European Parliament and the European Commission, and regulatory and government agencies in Australia, Argentina, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom. He has also been involved in number of competition law proceedings and regulatory proceedings including before the General Court of the European Union, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the Irish High Court, the World Bank International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes and the International Chamber of Commerce. 

Chris sits on a number of advisory panels including the UN Global Water Partnership Expert Group; the UK Competition and Markets Authority academic panel; the UK Better Regulation Executive Network of Experts; the International Water Association’s Working Group on public policy and regulation; the Australian Energy Market Commission expert panel; and the Legal Services Board academic panel.  He was also previously a member of the panel of economic experts for the Irish Commission for Energy Regulation, and an independent advisor to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Australian Energy Regulator.

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Research Interests

Regulation; Law and Economics; Utility regulation; Financial regulation; Environmental regulation Industrial organisation; Behavioural economics

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