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Professor Tony Prosser

Tony Prosser was appointed Professor of Public Law in 2002, having previously been John Millar Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow and having taught at the Universities of Sheffield and Hull. He was also a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. He is also visiting professor at the College of Europe, Bruges.  He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2014.

His main research interests are in Public Law relating to privatisation, regulation and economic management. His most recent books are The Economic Constitution (Oxford University Press 2014),  The Regulatory Enterprise: Government, Regulation and Legitimacy and The Regulatory State: Constitutional Implications (the latter edited with Dawn Oliver and Richard Rawlings), both Oxford University Press 2010.

He is currently studying government management of the economy, including public expenditure planning and controls on fiscal deficits. He was also a participant in a major European project on Reflexive Governance, in particular in relation to services of general interest, and in a further European project on the media and democracy.

His teaching interests are in the areas of law and government, law and the economy, and social and legal theory.

Research keywords

  • Public Law
  • Regulation
  • Privatisation