CRESSE Summer School Interview With CPI

In May, CPI conducted in interview with Yannis Katsoulacos, the founder and organizer of the CRESSE Annual International Summer School and Conference in Competition and Regulation, concerning the history, impact and future of the summer school and conference.

 

 

CRESSE Summer School Interview With CPI

Yannis Katsoulacos1

May 2018

[1] Athens University of Economics and Business. In 2005 he initiated and since then he is in charge for organizing the CRESSE Annual International Summer School and Conference in Competition and Regulation.

 

  1. CPI: Could you give us a little background on CRESSE . When did it start? What triggered this initiative?

Yannis: I initiated discussions on establishing CRESSE in 2005. The main people that were then involved were Patrick Rey, Massimo Motta and David Ulph. The first conference and Summer School were organized in the first weekend of July 2006 in Corfu, Greece. Since then the conference takes place in the first weekend of July every year, over three days (Friday to Sunday), usually in one of the “big” Greek islands (Crete, Corfu or Rhodes).

The initiative was triggered by the fact that there was no forum at least in Europe, but I think also throughout the world, for bringing together regularly active researchers with a focus in the areas of competition and regulation economics to present latest research in these areas in contributed sessions. CRESSE’s original and primary objective was to pr…

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