Competition & Regulation Institute

Designing the ratio of free competition and regulation is one of the civil society’s core challenges in the 21st century. While the competition- and anti-trust-law shall guarantee the market participants’ freedom and the consumers’ welfare, it is primarily the intervention of the state which promotes competition through regulation in specific areas. This leads to a shift of borders between “private” and “public” as well as to a movement of the borders between economics and law. Due to the complexity of the resulting questions no scientific discipline is able to provide useful solutions on their own.


Prof. Dr. Jörg Philipp Terhechte
Universitätsallee 1, C4.210
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2030