CRA International (London)

Matthew Bennett

CRA International (London)
Vice President

Dr. Matthew Bennett is a vice president at Charles River Associates. During his time at CRA Matthew has worked on several OFT/CMA mergers, including IRI/Litmus, Wembley/O2, WGSN/Stylesite, BT/EE as well as a number of ongoing mergers both at the EC and UK level. A notable recent case was the Sports Bra case in the UK that was dropped by the CMA. Prior to joining CRA, Dr. Bennett served as the Director of Economics at the Office of Fair Trading in the United Kingdom where he was responsible for the economic policy, financial analysis, and statistics and econometrics teams within the OFT. During his time at the authority he provided advice across all OFT’s competition cases, including the banking, construction, retail, and tobacco industries, amongst others. Before the OFT, Matthew worked at LECG and for the UK Communications Regulator, OFCOM. Matthew has authored papers in the area of competition and consumer policy, including several papers in the areas of Information Exchange, Vertical Pricing practices and Behavioural economics. He earned his PhD degree in Economics from the University of Warwick and completed his Post-Doctorate in Competition Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics.


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177 Bulletin

Cristina Caffarra, Jenny Haydock, Matthew Bennett, Oliver Latham The UK Office of Fair Trading takes the view that bilateral communications of retail prices between manufacturer and retailers are problematic (Sports Bras)


When do retail price communications between retailers and manufacturers become RPM ?* Introduction Commercial negotiations between manufacturers and retailers necessarily involve a discussion of wholesale prices, but they may also involve a discussion of potential retail prices, including (...)

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