Professor John Thanassoulis

John is the Professor of Financial Economics at Warwick Business School (WBS), University Of Warwick. He is the Associate Dean for the Bank of England Partnership and a CEPR Research Fellow. John’s research explores the effects of competition on ethical behaviour, on remuneration, and on price implications for firms and consumers. 

John is also a Panel Member for the UK Competition and Markets Authority. The panel members of the CMA are an important part of the UK merger regime for mergers which are determined to require a Phase 2 analysis to assess whether they create a Substantial Lessening of Competition.  John has served on the inquiry group for the merger of NPower/SSE (electricity and gas), Sainsbury's/Asda (groceries), Illumina/Pacific Biosciences (DNA sequencing), FNZ/GBST (Investment Management for Retail Clients), Virgin O2 (mobile telephony, 5G, pay TV), Sony AWAL (music), the London Stock Exchange Group purchase of Quantile (post trade services), and currently the proposed acquisition by Microsoft of Activision Blizzard King (gaming).

Previously John has served on the Board of Oxford Investment Partners (OXIP). Before his chair at the University of Warwick, John was an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, Department of Economics, and the Heyman-Moritz Fellow at Christ Church. John was educated at both Oxford and Cambridge, studying Mathematics followed by Economics. 

John is also Treasurer of the Blackfriars Overseas Aid Trust (charity number 288585).  

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