CERRE’s Approach

Operating at the interface of academia, administration, politics and business, CERRE draws on 3 main assets:

A multi-disciplinary, cross-industry, European and multi-local approach

Economists, lawyers, engineers, political scientists and management experts work jointly on CERRE projects to provide a comprehensive perspective on regulation issues. CERRE also combines, within a single organisation, operators and regulators from different idustries. Finally, CERRE has an explicit European outlook on regulation issues while taking into account local idiosyncrasies of member states.

The competence of its resources

Led by Prof. Bruno Liebhaberg, from Université Libre de Bruxelles’ Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, CERRE’s management team includes members from 4 European universities, who are among the best experts worldwide in their respective fields. Click here to see who are the Joint Academic Directors.

Furthermore, CERRE can count on the support of its academic members’ research teams (Institut d'Economie Industrielle - Toulouse School of Economics (IDEI), Mannheim University, University of East Anglia, Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TiLEC) - Tilburg University, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)) as well as on a large network of first class academic, policy and industry contributors.

Its scientific independence, rigorous ethics and impartiality

CERRE’s independence, impartiality and adherence to the highest ethical and academic standards are enshrined in its bylaws and underwritten by all member organisations. The bylaws provide among others for:

  • CERRE Management Committee’s full responsibility and independence with regard to the selection of studies and to the contents of all CERRE publications;

  • Limits on the share of any single sponsor in the total volume of CERRE’s activities in order to avoid any potential influence on the scientific character and the objectivity of CERRE’s work;

  • An internal governance providing for equal voting rights for regulators and operators in CERRE’s General Assembly of members and Board of directors.