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). She is an external research fellow at the Center for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence, Budapest.
She is editor of the Journal Legal Issues of Economic Integration.
Kati has been Non-governmental adviser to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) between 2014 and 2020. In 2018 she worked as a Distinguished Guest Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. For 2022, she was selected as a Non-Resident Research Fellow, at the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University Chicago.
Kati has considerable experience in training national judges in EU competition law, consumer law and EU state aid law (Re-Jus project and the EEUStAID project 'Building Central and Eastern European judicial capacities for the enforcement of EU State aid law').
Kati’s research expertise lies in (EU) competition law, consumer law and sector regulation, most notably energy law. She investigates how legal rules, formal and informal institutions of consumer law, sector regulation and competition laws are connected (or disconnected) and reinforced (or undermined) in the design and oversight of markets. Her research agenda focuses on fundamental transformations in societies and economies that disrupt prevailing models of economic law enforcement.
She was the co-investigator of the ‘Priority Setting Project’, that analyzed the legal, economic and institutional factors that influence setting enforcement priorities by the 27 national competition authorities in the EU. The project uses a novel empirical methodology and systematically analyses the competition authorities’ priority-setting policies and practices. The project has been funded by the UK’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. For the project ‘Priority Setting Discretion’ Kati was selected as a Non-Resident Research Fellow, at the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University Chicago. This project will explore and analyze how administrative discretion, as the core component of antitrust agencies’ priority setting powers, can be structured and controlled in order to guarantee effective competition law enforcement.