Market Concentration in the UK and the effect of COVID-19 on Business Creation

In many advanced economies, product market power and market concentration appears to be rising. Anthony Savagar will present results from a small PIN-funded project on the level of market concentration in the UK and its relationship to productivity. Anthony will finish the presentation with a look at how COVID-19 has affected business creation in the UK across regions and industrial sectors. Absence of business creation can lead to long-run consolidation of market power.

What to expect

Grab a drink and a sandwich and join our one-hour webinar on 2nd July 2020 at 12:00-13:00 to hear expert insights and stimulating discussion about Market Concentration in the UK and the effect of COVID-19 on Business Creation. The webinar will include an online discussion from our speakers before an interactive Q&A session.


Prof Vania Sena, University of Sheffield

Dr Anthony Savagar, University of Kent

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Please see the blog below which comments on the ongoing research from @EconUniKent as discussed by @anthonysavagar in the webinar on 2 July 2020.

June: Emerging recovery in business creation in line with lockdown easing. 7,107 fewer companies registered between 23 March and 30 June than in the equivalent period last year.