Dr Christopher Decker has over twenty years experience as a professional economist and has worked as an economist at senior levels in government, in the private sector, at a research institute and in academia. He is the author of two books, including Modern Economic Regulation: An Introduction to Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Economics and the Enforcement of European Competition Law (Edward Elgar, 2009), and numerous academic articles, technical papers and research reports on a wide range of issues associated with regulation, competition law and public policy more generally.
He sits on a number of advisory panels including the UK Competition and Markets Authority academic panel and the UK Better Regulation Executive Network of Experts. He has previously been a Member of the Irish Energy Regulator’s academic panel and an Expert Group of the United Nations Global Water Programme.
Internationally has has been involved in projects commissioned by, or submitted to, the OECD, World Bank, European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Australian Energy Markets Commission, ENARGAS, the New Zealand Commerce Commission, the Department of Commerce in Guernsey, the Hong Kong Telecommunications Authority, the South Africa Competition Commission and the Lithuania Competition Council.
In the UK, Dr Decker has been involved in research and advisory projects for, or for submission to, a range of public bodies in the UK, including the Cabinet Office, Department of Business Innovation and Skills, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Ofgem, Ofcom, CAA, Ofwat, Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority), the Legal Services Board and the Financial Conduct Authority.
Dr Decker often works in collaboration with other experts and advisors, including consulting companies, academics and other regulatory and competition economics specialists.