The AUEB Department of Economics organized the 9th Annual Competition and Regulation European Summer School and Conference (CRESSE) and Lawyers Week from the 28th of June to the 11th of July, 2014 (Conference: 4-6 July) in GRECOTEL CORFU IMPERIAL EXCLUSIVE RESORT, in the island of Corfu.
Events and Conference Highlights
Editors: Yannis Katsoulacos
Associate Editor: Spyros Pagratis
Prepared by: Alexandros Kostopoulos

Research highlights
Is markup regulation good for consumers? Think again!, by Christos Genakos (with Pantelis Koutroumpis and Mario Pagliero)

Penalizing Cartels: The Case for Basing Penalties on Price Overcharge, by Yannis Katsoulacos (with Evgenia Motchenkova and David Ulph)

A Model of Market and Political Power Interactions for Southern Europe, by Tryphon Kollintzas and Vanghelis Vassilatos (with Dimitris Papageorgiou)

On the Valuation of Large Systemic U.S. Banks, by Plutarchos Sakellaris (with George Bertsatos)
The AUEB Department of Economics supports the 13th Conference on Research on Economic Theory and Econometrics (CRETE) which took place at the George Eliopoulos Conference Center at Milos island, July 13-17.
Selected News and Announcements
Professor Jean Tirole, Scientific Director of IDEI and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2014 for his analysis of market power and regulation. He received an Honorary Doctorate by the Department of Economics in April 2012 and will be Keynote Speaker in the 10th Annual CRESSE Conference in June 2015.
The External Evaluation of the Department of Economic Science was undertaken by ADIP (the HELLENIC QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ACCREDITATION AGENCY) from 27th to 31st of May 2013. The evaluation was conducted by Professors Christos Ioannidis (University of Bath, UK), Professor Yannis Iooannidis (Tufts University, USA) and Professor Aris Spanos (Virginia Tech, USA). The evaluators confirmed the very high standing of the Department in research as well as in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
External Evaluation of the Department of Economics