Chris Pike

Chris Pike

Managing Director

Head of Digital Markets

Chris joined Fideres in 2021. Chris holds a PhD, an MA and BA in Economics from the University of East Anglia. Before joining Fideres, Chris worked as a Competition Expert for the OECD where he led the economic thinking on antitrust and regulation within digital markets, as well the role for competition law & policy in delivering inclusivity. He also led a working party of the OECD Competition Committee in developing a new international standard on competitive neutrality and a revision of the standard on competitive assessment (in light of the digitalization of the economy). Prior to the OECD, Chris advised the UK government’s Department of Trade & Industry on the benefits of competition policy, and the UK Competition Commission (predecessor to the Competition and Markets Authority) on digital mergers, retail market investigations and competition cases. He was an advisor to the Co-operation and Competition Panel, where he advised on mergers, market studies and antitrust in publicly-funded healthcare markets, and later became Director of Competition Economics at the UK Healthcare Regulator. Chris is a founding member of the Centre for Competition Policy of the University of East Anglia. He remains an associate of the Centre, a member of various advisory boards at non-profit making organizations, and peer reviews papers for the Journal of Competition Law and Economics & the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement.

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2015 – 2021

OECD, Competition Expert

2013 – 2015

Monitor (UK Healthcare Regulator), Director of Competition Economics

2012 – 2013

Monitor (UK Healthcare Regulator), Senior Economic Advisor

2009 – 2012

Co-operation and Competition Panel, Economic Advisor

2006 – 2009

Competition Commission (predecessor to the Competition and Markets Authority), Assistant Economist


2002 – 2006, University of East Anglia, PhD Economics

2001 – 2002, University of East Anglia, Ma Economics

1998 – 2001, University of East Anglia, Ba Economics

• Pike, C. & Ohno, T. (2021) Potential Competition, OECD Competition Papers, May 2021

• Pike, C. (2021) Rawlsian Antitrust, Competition Policy International and Centre for Competition Policy Working Paper 21-04.

• Pike, C. & Valletti, T. (2021) Brexit: what are the risks and opportunities for UK competition policy? Economics Observatory, Feb 2021.

• Caro de Sousa, P. & Pike, C. (2020) How soon is now? Competition Law and Policy Debate

• Pike, C. (2020) Acquisition Killed the Innovation Star? OECD On the Level, October 2020.

• Pike, C. (2020) Shaping the She-covery: Using Gender Inclusive Competition Policy to Build Back Better, OECD On the Level, August 2020.

• Pike, C. (May 2020) Start-ups, Killer Acquisitions and Merger Control, OECD Competition Papers, May 2020.

• Pike, C. & Carovano, G. (2020) Reasons to Be Cheerful: The Benevolent Market Power of Decentralised Blockchains, Forthcoming Chapter in “Algorithmic Antitrust” Springer, May 2020.

• Pike, C. (2020) Lines of Business Restrictions: How to Address Self-Preferencing by Digital Platforms, OECD Competition Papers, May 2020

• Pike, C. & Capobianco, A. (2019) Antitrust and the Trust Machine, Competition Law and Policy Debate, November 2019.

• Pike, C. & Santacreu-Vasut, E. (2019) Competition Policy and Gender, Concurrences, November 2019.

• Pike, C. & Giangaspero, M. (2019) Competition-for-the-Market, OECD Competition Papers, October 2019.

• Pike, C. & Carovano, G. (2019) Competition Law under fire Competition Policy International, October 2019.

• Ennis, S., Gonzaga, P. & Pike, C. (2019) Inequality: A Hidden Cost of Market Power, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, July 2019.

• Pike, C. & Volpin, C. (2019) Competition in Labour markets, OECD Competition Papers, April 2019.

• Pike, C. (2019) Publicly Funded Education Markets OECD Competition Papers, April 2019.

• Pike, C. (2018) Designing Publicly Funded Healthcare Markets, OECD Competition Papers, November 2018.

• Pike, C. & Santacreu-Vasut, E. (2018) Competition Policy and Gender, OECD Competition Papers, November 2018.

• Pike, C. (2018) Competition Policy, Industrial Policy and the Promotion of Domestic Industry, OECD Competition Papers, November 2018.

• Pike, C. (2018) Market Concentration, OECD Competition Papers, April 2018.

• Pike, C. et al. (2018) Rethinking Antitrust Tools for Multi-sided Platforms, OECD Competition Papers, April 201a8.

• Comini, N., Erbayat, B. & Pike, C. (2018) Taxi, Ride-Sourcing and Ride-Sharing Services, OECD Competition Papers, April 2018.

• Pike, C. (2018) Blockchain Technology and Competition Policy, OECD Competition Papers, April 2018.

• Pike, C. (2018) Open API Standards in Banking, OECD Digitalisation and Finance, April 2018.

• Pike, C. (2018) A Chain Reaction: Disruptive Innovation in the Electricity Sector, OECD.

• Pike, C. (2018) What’s Gender Got to Do with Competition Policy? OECD On The Level, February 2018,

• Ennis, S., Gonzaga, P. & Pike, C. (2017) The Effects of Market Power On Inequality, Competition Policy International: Antitrust Chronicle, October 2017.

• Pike, C. & Aragon Plaza, R. (2017) Addressing Competition Challenges in Financial Markets, OECD Competition Papers, March 2017,

• Pike, C. (2016) The End of the Bargain? And Should We Worry? OECD Insights, November 2016.

• Pike, C. (2016) Price Discrimination, OECD Competition Papers, October 2016.

• Pike, C. & Carrieri, S. (2016) Fidelity Rebates, OECD Competition Papers, March 2016.

• Pike, C. (2012) Inside the Black Box: How Competition Between Hospitals Improves the Quality and Integration of Services, Co-operation and Competition Panel Working Paper No.5, 2012.

• Pike, C. (2010) An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of GP Competition, Co-operation and Competition Panel Working Paper No.4, 2010.

• Davies, S. Coles, H., Olczak, M., Pike, C. & Wilson, C. (2004) The Benefits from Competition: Some Illustrative UK Cases, Department of Trade & Industry Economics paper No.9, 2004. (or