Dr Xeni Dassiou is a Reader in Economics and the Director of the Centre for Competition and Regulatory Policy (CCRP) at the School of Social Sciences at City University, London. Her research interests lie in the area of industrial organisation theory and competition policy. She has written numerous papers on the economic theory of bundling as an instrument of price discrimination, both on a mathematical platform (e.g. Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2008) as well as on the economic policy related implications of bundling in government procurement and financial regulation. She has also worked on modelling the formation and updating of trust perceptions in infrastructure contracts, the role of herding in determining managerial and investment behaviour (e.g. Economica, 2000), and the impact of failed mergers on the returns of UK companies involved in such mergers.