Rhys J. Williams

Rhys J. Williams

PhD student in Economics

Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

About

I am a PhD student in Economics at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Christos Genakos, Michael Pollitt, and Kamiar Mohaddes. My research interests are in empirical IO and I am currently researching the effect of quality ratings on consumer search in the healthcare sector. Future research ideas intend to investigate the application and effect of vertical restraints.

As a Director of the Workshop Series at the King’s Entrepreneurship Lab, an ecosystem designed to educate and inform future entrepreneurs, I am involved in organising and facilitating workshops covering a range of entrepreneurial skills such as developing a pitch, marketing, hiring a team and exit options.

I have over 5 years experience working in an economics consultancy, advising the EU, UK Government, and other organisations on matters of public policy. In particular, I was heavily involved in the EU DG Comp’s evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemptions Regulation, taking an empirical look at the effects of resale price maintenance in the book sector and, building a theoretical framework to consider the state of competition in the professional business services sector.

Interests
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Competition Economics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Health Economics
Education
  • PhD in Economics, 2027 (Expected)

    Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

  • MRes in Economics, 2023

    Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Econometrics, 2020

    Faculty of Economics, Birkbeck College, University of Cambridge

  • MPhil in Economics, 2018

    Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge

  • BA (Hons) in Economics, 2017

    Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge

Teaching

Industrial Organisation, Competition Policy, and Regulation

Faculty Supervisor (3rd year undergraduate students, Faculty of Economics): Lent 2024

Firms and Markets

Faculty Supervisor (4th year undergraduate students, Judge Business School): Michaelmas 2023

Tech Policy

TA (MPhil students, Judge Business School): Michaelmas 2023

Development Economics

College Supervisor (3rd year undergraduate students, King’s College): 2022-2023

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