Amelia Fletcher

Amelia Fletcher CBE is a Professor of Competition Policy at the Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia. She is also a Non-Executive Director at the UK Competition and Markets Authority and a member of the Enforcement Decision Panel at Ofgem. From 2013/4 to 2020, she was a Non-Executive Director at the Financial Conduct Authority and the Payment Systems Regulator, and has been a member of DGComp’s Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy. She was a member of the Digital Competition Expert Panel, commissioned by the UK Treasury and led by Jason Furman, which reported in March 2019. She was Chief Economist at the Office of Fair Trading (2001-2013). She has written and presented widely on competition and consumer policy.

What We Learn About the Behavioral Economics of Defaults From the Google Search Monopolization Case

At the heart of the United States Google Search case is the monopolizing effect of Google securing for its own search offering the status of default search engine on a web browser, such as Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. The authors review the behavioral economics and empirical evidence of this effect and suggest several conduct and structural remedies to open up the search market to competition.

How Europe Can Enforce the Digital Markets Act Effectively 

As the European Commission gets ready to embark on the complicated task of implementing the recently agreed-upon Digital Market Act, which would regulate Big...

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