20042018

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Personal profile

General

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

Qualifications

  • 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

Employment

  • 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. 

Contact Details

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

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Research Output

Explicit vs Tacit Collusion: The Effects of Firm Numbers and Asymmetries

Garrod, L. & Olczak, M., 1 Jan 2018, In : International Journal of Industrial Organization. 56, p. 1-25

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
  • The Role of the maverick firm concept in European Commission merger decisions

    Bromfield, J. & Olczak, M., 25 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Competition Law & Economics. 14, 2, p. 179-192

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Collusion under imperfect monitoring with asymmetric firms

    Garrod, L. & Olczak, M., 23 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Industrial Economics. 65, 3, p. 654-682 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Raising rivals’ fixed costs

    Hviid, M. & Olczak, M., 1 Jan 2016, In : International Journal of the Economics of Business. 23, 1, p. 19-36 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Chain-store pricing and the structure of retail markets

    Olczak, M., Jun 2015, In : Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade. 15, 2, p. 87-104 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Activities

    • 2 Types of Business and Community - Other
    • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Referee, Oxford Economic Papers

    Matthew Olczak (Reviewer)

    31 May 20117 Jun 2011

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

    Developing accompanying textbook resources. McGrawhill Publishers.

    Matthew Olczak (Contributor)

    20102011

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Business and Community - Other

    Review draft textbook chapters. McGrawHill Publishers

    Matthew Olczak (Contributor)

    20102011

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Business and Community - Other

    Office of Fair Trading

    Matthew Olczak (Visiting researcher)

    2008

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution