Professor of Economics
Director of the MPhil in Technology Policy Programme
Director of Studies in Management and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College
BSc (University of Athens), MSc (University College London), PhD (London Business School)
My research interests include applied microeconomics, industrial organisation, competition policy and regulation, productivity and management, incentives and performance and behavioural economics. I’m associated with the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) in the London School of Economics and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and currently a member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (EAGCP) of the Chief Economist of the EU’s DG Competition Commission and have advised many leading firms on regulation, antitrust and pricing related issues.
I’m a member of the Economics and Policy subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which analyses how economics can improve growth, business performance, and quality of life.
News and insights
A conference at Cambridge Judge marked the 25th anniversary of the European Union's single market, in advance of a special issue of the Review of Industrial Organisation journal. There has been much progress, but plenty of work remains to translate institutional change into greater consumer benefit. The European Union's border-free "single market" came into effect on 1 January 1993, and to mark its 25th anniversary a special issue of the Review of Industrial Organization journal will be published early next year with eight papers on a variety of topics related to the single market. The guest editors of the special journal issue are Cambridge Judge Business school faculty members Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics, and Christos Genakos, University Senior Lecturer in Economics, who organised a conference at Cambridge Judge on 20 April entitled "Review of Industrial Organization Celebrating 25 Years of the EU Single Market". "Several presentations focused on how significant progress has been made in integration over the past quarter-century, but a lot of work remains to be done in certain areas," says Christos. "Some of the impressive institutional reform has not yet had a dramatic effect on consumers, so that's an area we'll look closely at in…
Paper co-authored by Dr Christos Genakos of Cambridge Judge is nominated as best article in the Antitrust Writing Awards. A research paper on mobile phone consolidation co-authored by Dr Christos Genakos, University Senior Lecturer in Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, has been nominated as best article in the Antitrust Writing Awards organised by the Institute of Competition Law. The winning article will be announced at a dinner in Washington on 10 April. The article forthcoming in the journal Economic Policy finds that more concentrated markets lead to higher end-user prices and higher investment per mobile operator. The research is based on data from 33 OECD countries over a 12-year period (2002-2014). Entitled "Evaluating market consolidation in mobile communications", the article argues that regulatory authorities should take seriously the potential trade-off between market power effects and efficiency gains stemming from consolidation. The article is co-authored by Dr Christos Genakos of Cambridge Judge, Professor Tommaso Valletti of Imperial College London, and Professor Frank Verboven of the University of Leuven.…
Qrius | 15 December 2021
A study on the UK mobile telecommunications market before the introduction of 4G services co-authored by Dr Christos Genakos, Professor of Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in Qrius.
The Greek government has formed a special commission to work on a new “Growth Plan” for the country’s economy. The commission includes academics and business executives who will share their knowledge and experience to draft the new economic policy. Dr Christos Genakos, Reader in Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, was appointed to the commission and will work with other members on the new report.
Dr Christos Genakos, University Senior Lecturer in Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the T-Mobile – Sprint case: “Consolidation leads to higher prices as well as higher per-firm investment. The question for competition authorities is to find the right balance and to make sure that healthy competition exists – not just today but also tomorrow.”
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