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, professional services). These studies have been submitted to, or published by: the OECD; the European Commission; the European Central Bank, and regulatory and government agencies in Australia, Argentina, Hong Kong, 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 and the World Bank International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. He is currently a member of the UK Competition and Markets Authority Academic Panel; the Research Strategy Group of the Legal Services Board; and an Expert Group of the United Nations Global Water Programme. 


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

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