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Contact Details

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3107
Email: m.olczak@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW1017



I am an Industrial Economist with extensive research and teaching experience. My recent research has modelled the incentives of colluding firms, with the aims of explaining real-world collusive behaviour and improving competition policy to regulate collusion and cartels. My ongoing research examines hub and spoke cartels.  I have taught Microeconomics, Industrial Organisation and Competition Policy and have a keen interest in using technology to enhance teaching and learning.

Research Interests

  • Vertical restraints

  • Recommended retail prices

  • Merger policy

  • Tacit and explicit collusion

  • Using technology to enhance learning and teaching (see video)

Teaching Activity


  • Post Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice in Higher Education, Aston University, 2011

  • PhD Economics, University of East Anglia, 2009

  • MA Industrial Economics, University of East Anglia, 2002

  • BA Economics, University of East Anglia, 2001


  • 2009 - to date: Lecturer, Economics & Strategy Group, Aston Business School

  • 2002 - 2009: Research Associate, ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia

PhD Supervision

Available to supervise students in industrial organisation and competition policy. 

Membership of Professional Bodies

Associate Member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy http://competitionpolicy.ac.uk/ European Association for Research in Industrial Economics, Network of Industrial Economists, Fellow of Higher Education Academy. 


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