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Dr. K.J. (Kati) Cseres

Faculty of Law
European Public Law

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  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: 10.06.
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  • Postbus 15859
    1001 NJ Amsterdam
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  • Profile
    Master's programme European Competition Law and Regulation

    Kati Cseres is an Associate Professor of Law at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), University of Amsterdam. She is a Senior Fellow of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE) and the academic coordinator for the Master's programme European Competition Law and Regulation.

    She is editor of the Journal Legal Issues of Economic Integration. She is also member of the Advisory Board, Loyola Chicago Consumer Law Review.

    Kati has been Non-governmental adviser to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) between 2014 and 2020. In 2017 she was appointed as external expert by the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science for determining and adopting of selection lists for the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) according to the Decision on Archives.

    She is also a Board Member of Stichting Ontwikkelingen Mededingingsrecht.  

    Kati has considerable experience in  training national judges in EU competiton law, consumer law and EU state aid law within the framework of Re-Jus project and the EEUStAID project 'Building Central and Eastern European judicial capacities for the enforcement of EU State aid law'.

    In 2018 she was working as Distinguished Guest Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. Her project was titled 'Consumers in public services markets in the EU and Hungary'. She is an external research fellow at the Center for Social Sciences,  Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence, Budapest.

    In 2019, she was awarded a Bilateral Mobility Project with Rita Sik-Simon (Czech Academy of Sciences) Project title: Revisiting the definition and the normative concept of the consumer, case studies in four EU Member States .

    Also in 2019 and together with Or Brook (Leed University) she was awarded the UK’s  ESRC Impact Acceleration Account for their 'Priority Setting Project'.

    Kati’s research expertise lies in EU competition law and consumer law, where she investigates how legal rules, formal and informal institutions of consumer and competition laws are connected and reinforced in market design and oversight. Her research agenda focuses on fundamental transformations in societies and economies that disrupt prevailing models of competition law enforcement and consumer law. She is currently working on two projects: ‘Priority Setting Project’,  that studies the legal, economic and institutional factors that influence setting enforcement priorities by all 28 national competition authorities in the EU. The project uses a novel empirical methodology and systematically analyses the competition authorities’ priority-setting policies and practices.

    ‘Revisiting the definition and the normative concept of the consumer’, a project investigating how the underlying concept of the consumer within EU law and policy be recast in a more inclusive direction. 

    Key Publications

    Cseres, K. J. (2020). “Acceptable” cartels at the crossroads of EU competition law and the common agricultural policy, A legal inquiry into the political, economic and social dimensions of (strengthening farmers’) bargaining power, Antitrust Bulletinpp.1-22.

    Cseres, K. J. (2019). Rule of Law Challenges and the enforcement of EU competition law, A case-study of Hungary and its implications for EU law. Competition Law Review, Vo.14(1). pp. 75-99.

    O.Brook, Cseres, K. J. (2019). Member States’ Interest in the Enforcement of EU Competition Law. In: Varju, M, (ed.) Between Compliance and Particularism: Member State Interests and European Union Law. International, Foreign & Comparative Law . Springer , pp. 147-170. ISBN 978-3-030-05782-4.

    Cseres, K. J. (2018). The active energy consumer in EU law. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 9(1).

    Cseres, K. J. (2017). Universal Service and Consumer Protection: a paradigm shift in EU law. European Competition and Regulatory Law Review, 4, 1-18.

    K.J. Cseres (2017). Rule of law values in the decentralized public enforcement of EU competition law In: The Enforcement of EU Law and Values: Ensuring Member States’ Compliance, Jakab, A. Kochenov, D. (eds.), Oxford University Press, pp.182-199.

    K.J. Cseres, Outhuisje, A. (2017) Parallel enforcement and accountability: the case of EU competition lawin: M. Scholten and M. Luchtman (eds.), Law Enforcement by EU Authorities. Political and judicial accountability in a shared legal order, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

    Cseres, K. J. (2017). Universal Service and Consumer Protection: a paradigm shift in EU law. European Competition and Regulatory Law Review, 4, 1-18.

    Cseres, K.J.  (2017). Rule of law values in the decentralized public enforcement of EU competition law In: The Enforcement of EU Law and Values: Ensuring Member States’ Compliance, Jakab, A. Kochenov, D.(eds.),Oxford University Press, pp.182-199.

    Cseres, K.J., Outhuisje, A. (2017) Parallel enforcement and accountability: the case of EU competition lawin:M. Scholten and M. Luchtman (eds.), Law Enforcement by EU Authorities. Political and judicial accountability in a shared legal order, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 82-114.

    Cseres, K.J. (2016). Competition Law Enforcement Beyond the Nation-State: A Model for Transnational Enforcement Mechanisms? In: Micklitz, H-W, Weschler, A. (eds.),The transformation of enforcement, Hart Publishing. 2016, pp.319-339.

    Cseres, K.J. (2016) The Regulatory Consumer in EU and National Law? Case Study of the Normative Concept of the Consumer in Hungary and Poland’ Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studiespp.9-42.

    Cseres, K.J.  & J. Mendes (2014). Consumers’ access to EU competition law procedures: outer and inner limits. Common Market Law Review, 51 (2), 483-521. [go to publisher's site]

    Cseres, K.J. (2014). Accession to the EU’s Competition Law Regime: A Law and Governance Approach. Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, 7 (9), 31-66.

    Cseres, K.J. and Balogh, V. (2013), ‘Institutional Design in Hungary: A Case Study of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive’, Journal of Consumer Policy 361, pp. 343-365.

    Cseres, K.J. (2010), ‘The impact of Regulation 1/2003 in the New Member States’, Competition Law Review 6(2), pp. 77-121.

    Cseres, K.J. (2008), ‘What has competition done for consumers in liberalised markets?’, Competition Law Review 4(2), pp. 77-121.

    Cseres, K.J. (2007), ‘The controversies of the consumer welfare standard’, Competition Law Review 3(2), pp. 121-173.

    Cseres, K.J. (2007), ‘Multijurisdictional competition law enforcement: the interface between European competition law and the competition laws of the new Member States’, European Competition Journal, 3(2), pp. 465-502.

    Books

    Criminalization Of Competition Law Enforcement (2006)

    Competition Law and Consumer Protection (2005)

    Competition Law and Consumer Protection
  • Research

    Kati’s research expertise lies in EU competition law and consumer law, where she investigates how legal rules, formal and informal institutions of consumer and competition laws are connected and reinforced in market design and oversight. Her research agenda focuses on fundamental transformations in societies and economies that disrupt prevailing models of competition law enforcement and consumer law. She is currently working on two projects: ‘Priority Setting Project’, that studies the legal, economic and institutional factors that influence setting enforcement priorities by all 28 national competition authorities in the EU. The project uses a novel empirical methodology and systematically analyses the competition authorities’ priority-setting policies and practices.

    ‘Revisiting the definition and the normative concept of the consumer’, a project investigating how the underlying concept of the consumer within EU law and policy be recast in a more inclusive direction. 

  • Dr. K.J. Cseres
  • Publications

    2022

    • Broulík, J. (Ed.), & Cseres, K. J. (2022). Competition Law and Economic Inequality. (Hart Studies in Competition Law). Hart Publishing.

    2021

    2020

    • Cseres, K. J. (2020). “Acceptable” Cartels at the Crossroads of EU Competition Law and the Common Agricultural Policy: A Legal Inquiry into the Political, Economic, and Social Dimensions of (Strengthening Farmers’) Bargaining Power. The Antitrust Bulletin, 65(3), 401-422. https://doi.org/10.1177/0003603X20929122 [details]

    2019

    2018

    • Cseres, K. (2018). Postai fogyasztók az Európai Unióban és a helyi piacokon: az egyetemes szolgáltatások felhasználójától az összes (digitális) postai szolgáltatás felhasználójáig. Verseny es Szabalyozas, 2018, 140-184. http://www.mtakti.hu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Vesz2018_07_CseresK_posta.pdf
    • Cseres, K. J. (2018). Consumer protection in the EU. In P. J. Kuijper, F. Amtenbrink, D. Curtin, B. De Witte, A. McDonnell, & S. Van den Bogaert (Eds.), The Law of the European Union (5th ed., pp. 1145-1164). Alphen aan den Rijn: Wolters Kluwer. [details]
    • Cseres, K. J. (2018). The active energy consumer in EU law. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 9(2), 227-244. https://doi.org/10.1017/err.2018.7 [details]

    2017

    • Cseres, K. J. (2017). Rule of Law Values in the Decentralized Public Enforcement of EU Competition Law. In A. Jakab, & D. Kochenov (Eds.), The Enforcement of EU Law and Values: Ensuring Member States' compliance (pp. 182-199). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746560.003.0011 [details]
    • Cseres, K. J. (2017). Universal Service and Consumer Protection: a paradigm shift in EU law. European Competition and Regulatory LAw Review, 4, 1-18.
    • Cseres, K., & Outhuijse, A. (2017). Parallel enforcement and accountability: the case of EU competition law. In M. Scholten, & M. Luchtman (Eds.), Law Enforcement by EU Authorities: Implications for Political and Judicial Accountability (pp. 82-114). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786434630.00010 [details]

    2016

    • Cseres, K. (2016). Competition Law Enforcement Beyond the Nation-State: A Model for Transnational Enforcement Mechanisms? In H. W. Micklitz, & A. Wechsler (Eds.), The transformation of enforcement: European economic law in global perspective (pp. 319-340). Oxford: Hart Publishing. [details]
    • Cseres, K. J. (2016). The Regulatory Consumer in EU and National Law? Case Study of the Normative Concept of the Consumer in Hungary and Poland. Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, 9(13), 9-41. https://doi.org/10.7172/1689-9024.YARS.2015.8.12.1 [details]

    2015

    2014

    • Cseres, K. J. (2014). Accession to the EU's competition law regime: a law and governance approach. Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, 7(9), 31-66. [details]
    • Cseres, K. J., & Mendes, J. (2014). Consumers’ access to EU competition law procedures: outer and inner limits. Common Market Law Review, 51(2), 483-521. [details]

    2013

    • Cseres, K. (2013). Relationship between EU competition law and national competition laws. In I. Lianos, & D. Geradin (Eds.), Research handbook on EU competition law: enforcement and procedure (pp. 539-583). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781782546214.00018 [details]
    • Cseres, K. J., & Balogh, V. (2013). Institutional design in Hungary: a case study of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive. Journal of Consumer Policy, 36(3), 343-365. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10603-013-9236-y [details]
    • Cseres, K., & Schrauwen, A. (2013). Empowering consumer-citizens: changing rights or merely discourse? In D. Schiek (Ed.), The EU social and economic model after the global crisis: interdisciplinary perspectives (pp. 117-139). (Studies in modern law and policy). Farnham: Ashgate. [details]

    2012

    • Cseres, K. J. (2012). Consumer protection in the European Union. In R. van den Bergh, & A. M. Pacces (Eds.), Encyclopedia of law and economics. - Volume 9: Regulation and economics (2nd ed., pp. 163-228). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781782540465.00012 [details]

    2010

    • Cseres, K. (2010). Comparing laws in the enforcement of EU and national competition laws. European Journal of Legal Studies, 3(1), 7-44. [details]
    • Cseres, K. J. (2010). The impact of Regulation 1/2003 in the new member states. Competition Law Review, 6(2), 145-182. [details]

    2008

    • Cseres, K. J. (2008). What has competition done for consumers in liberalised markets? Competition Law Review, 4(2), 77-121. [details]

    2007

    • Cseres, K. J. (2007). Multi-jurisdictional competition law enforcement: the interface between European competition law and the competition laws of the new Member States. European Competition Journal, 3(2), 465-502. [details]
    • Cseres, K. J. (2007). The Controversies of the Consumer Welfare Standard. Competition Law Review, 121-173. [details]

    2021

    • Cseres, K. J., & Brook, O. (2021). Priority setting in EU and national competition law enforcement.

    2017

    • Weimer, M., Cseres, K., & Eckes, C. (Eds.) (2017). The Rule of Law in the Technological Age : Challenges and Opportunities for the EU: collected papers ACELG 6th Annual Conference, 4 November 2016. (Amsterdam Law School Legal Studies Research Paper; No. 2017-35), (Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance Research Paper; No. 2017-02). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3005914 [details]

    2016

    • Cseres, K. (2016). The Procedural Aspects of the Application of Competition Law: Consumers’ Participation in Competition Law Procedures. In C. I. Nagy (Ed.), The procedural aspects of the application of competition law: European frameworks - Central European perspectives (pp. 82-109). Groningen: Europa Law Publishing. [details]
    • Cseres, K. (2016). [Review of: B. Cortese (2014) EU competion law : between public and private enforcement]. Common Market Law Review, 53(2), 575-577. [details]

    2014

    • Cseres, K. J. (2014). Enforcing the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive: the enforcement model of the Netherlands. In T. Tóth (Ed.), Unfair commercial practices: the long road to harmonized law enforcement (pp. 19-36). (A Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem, Jog- és Államtudományi Karának könyvei. Tanulmányok; No. 21). Budapest: Pázmány Press. [details]

    2013

    • Cseres, K. (2013). Együtt vagy külön? Intézményi megoldások a fogyasztóvédelem és a versenyjog területén. In P. Valentiny, F. L. Kiss, & I. Nagy Csongor (Eds.), Verseny és szabályozás 2012 (pp. 61-96). Budapest: MTA KRTK Közgazdaság-tudományi Intézet (Hungarian Academy of Sciences). [details]
    • Cseres, K. J. (2013). From the board: Constitutional issues of economic integration. Legal Issues of Economic Integration, 40(3), 191-195. [details]
    • Cseres, K. J., & Szilágyi, P. (2013). The Hungarian car insurance cartel saga. In B. Rodger (Ed.), Landmark cases in competition law: around the world in fourteen stories (pp. 145-166). (International competition law series; No. 53). Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International. [details]

    2011

    • Cseres, K. (2011). Competition and contract law. In A. S. Hartkamp, M. W. Hesselink, E. H. Hondius, C. Mak, & C. E. du Perron (Eds.), Towards a European civil code. - 4th rev. and expanded ed. (pp. 205-237). Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International [etc.]. [details]
    • Cseres, K. J. (2011). Towards a European model of economic justice: the role of competition law. In H-W. Micklitz (Ed.), The many concepts of social justice in European private law (pp. 405-450). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9780857935892.00030 [details]
    • Loos, M. B. M., Helberger, N., Guibault, L., Mak, C., Pessers, L., Cseres, K. J., ... Tigner, R. (2011). Analysis of the applicable legal frameworks and suggestions for the contours of a model system of consumer protection in relation to digital content contracts. - Final report: Comparative analysis, law & economics analysis, assessment and development of recommendations for possible future rules on digital content contracts. (Digital content contracts for consumers). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam, Centre for the Study of European Contract Law [etc.]. [details]

    2010

    • Cafaggi, F., Cherednychenko, O. O., Cremona, M., Cseres, K., Gorywoda, L. J., Karova, R., Micklitz, H. W., & Podstawa, K. (2010). Europeanization of private law in Central and Eastern Europe countries (CEECs): preliminary findings and research agenda. (EUI working papers. Law; No. 2010/15). European University Institute. http://cadmus.eui.eu/handle/1814/14740 [details]
    • Luth, H. A., & Cseres, K. (2010). The DCFR and consumer protection: an economic assessment. In P. Larouche, & F. Chirico (Eds.), Economic analysis of the DCFR: the work of the economic impact group within the CoPECL (pp. 235-276). München: Sellier. [details]

    2009

    • Cseres, K., & Langer, J. (2009). Tetra Laval à la Hongroise. In O. Essens, A. Gerbrandy, & S. Lavrijssen (Eds.), National courts and the standard of review in competition law and economic regulation (pp. 127-144). Groningen: Europa Law Publishing. [details]

    2008

    • Cseres, K. J. (2008). Governance design for European private law: lessons from the Europeanization of competition law in Central and Eastern Europe. In F. Cafaggi, & H. Muir-Watt (Eds.), Making European private law: governance design (pp. 138-193). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [details]

    2007

    • Cseres, K. J. (2007). Collective consumer actions: a competition law perspective. In W. H. van Boom, & M. Loos (Eds.), Collective Consumer Interests and How They are Served Best in Europe; Legal aspects and policy issues on the border between private law and public policy Europa Law Publishing. [details]
    • Cseres, K. J. (2007). Consumers’ access to justice in the new E.U. member states. In D. Busch, & H. N. Schelthaas (Eds.), Vergelijkend Wijs (pp. 37-58). Kluwer. [details]
    • Cseres, K. J. (2007). Contribution on Hungarian law. In T. M. J. Möllers, & A. Heinemann (Eds.), The enforcement of competition law in Europe Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]
    • Cseres, K. J. (2007). The Interface between EC Competition Law and the Competition Laws of the new member States: Implementation or Innovation? In D. Obradovic, & N. Lavranos (Eds.), Interface between EU Law and National Law (pp. 205-231). Groningen: Europa Law Publishing. [details]

    2006

    • Cseres, K. J. (2006). The impact of consumer protection on competition and competition law: The case of deregulated markets. In I. D. Salavrakos (Ed.), From Small Firms to Multinationals: Industrial, Entrepreneurial, Managerial, Financial, Fiscal, Transaction Cost and Consumer Perspectives in the Era of Globalisation, ATINER (pp. 537-558) [details]
    • Cseres, K. J., Schinkel, M. P., & Vogelaar, F. O. W. (2006). Law and economics of criminal antitrust enforcement: an introduction. In K. J. Cseres, M. P. Schinkel, & F. O. W. Vogelaar (Eds.), Criminalization of competition law enforcement: economic and legal implications for the EU member states (pp. 1-29). Cheltenham: Elgar. [details]
    • Cseres, K. J., Schinkel, M. P., & Vogelaar, F. O. W. (Eds.) (2006). Criminalization of competition law enforcement. Economic and legal implications for the EU member states. Cheltenham/Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing. [details]

    2005

    • Cseres, K. J. (2005). Consumer Law and Consumer Protection. Den Haag: Kluwer Law International. [details]
    • Cseres, K. J. (2005). The interplay between consumer protection and competition law in the EC. European journal of consumer law = Revue européenne de droit de la consommation, 2005(2). [details]

    2004

    2021

    2019

    • Cseres, K. J. (2019). Consumer law and competition law.

    Talk / presentation

    • Cseres, K. J. (speaker) (11-11-2016). Impact Assessment of interventions of competition and Consumer Authorities, Conference on impact assessment of oversight by competition and consumer authorities.
    • Cseres, K. J. (speaker) & Hulstijn, J. (speaker) (7-7-2016). Consumer Protection and the Collaborative Economy, Sixth Biennial Conference, ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance.
    • Cseres, K. J. (speaker) (7-7-2016). Regulatory consumer law, Sixth Biennial Conference, ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance.
    • Cseres, K. J. (speaker) & Butenko, A. S. (speaker) (1-7-2016). User-centered innovation and EU competition law: local energy initiatives in the Netherlands, 11th Ascola Conference Leiden, Leiden.
    • Cseres, K. J. (speaker) (25-5-2016). The Regulatory Consumer: Prosumer-Driven Local Energy Production Initiatives, 10th Competition Law and Economics European Network (CLEEN), Bonn.
    • Cseres, K. J. (speaker) (20-5-2016). E-commerce and unfair commercial practices, 4th Pázmány UCP Conference, Budapest.
    • Cseres, K. J. (speaker) (15-1-2016). The Regulatory consumer: prosumer driven local energy production initiatives, Eindhoven University of Technology.

    Others

    • Weimer, M. (participant), Cseres, K. J. (participant) & Eckes, C. (participant) (4-11-2016). The Rule of Law in the Technological Age. 6th Annual Conference of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Cseres, K. J. (participant) (2016). External parter RENFORCE project 'Verticalization of enforcement' (other).
    • Cseres, K. J. (consultant) (2016). Legal expert for Fitness Check of EU Consumer law: Second Study on aspects related to the Consumer Sales and Guarantees Directive, ICF International (consultancy).
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