David Parker BSc(Econ) MSc PhD ILTM FRSA AcSS

Cranfield School of Management

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David Parker

Emeritus Professor


David Parker


  • Privatisation
  • Economic regulation
  • Impact assessments
  • Competition policy

David is the UK Government's Official Historian of Privatisation and a Member of the Government's Regulatory Policy Committee. Formerly he was a Member of the UK Competition Commission and remains Emeritus Professor of Privatisation and Regulation at Cranfield. David has considerable experience of privatisation and regulation internationally, dating back to the 1970s. He has undertaken consultancy and training on privatisation, regulation and competition policy in the UK, the Russian Federation, Trinidad, Germany, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Czech Republic, the Philippines, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Mexico, Cyprus, Germany, South Africa, Australia, Jamaica, Malawi, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Jersey, Hungary, Thailand and Vietnam. In addition, he has published 13 books on privatisation or regulation and over 50 research papers and book chapters. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the British Academy of Management.

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