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Here you can find the recent competition policy and public procurement projects in which Lear has been involved.

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Policy Assessment, State Aid

Evaluation study for the European Commission on the State aid rules for operating aid to airports

As part of the ongoing fitness check of current State aid rules, the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission (DG COMP) has appointed a consortium led by Lear and participated by DIW Berlin and Sheppard Mullin, to carry out a study to support its evaluation of the rules regarding airports’ access to operating […] Read more


Policy Assessment

Evaluation support study on the EU’s framework regulating State aid for access to finance for SMEs applicable in 2014-2020

Lear, in consortium with Sheppard Mullin and DIW Berlin, has been appointed by the European Commission to carry out a study seeking to evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of the rules contained in the GBER and in the Risk Finance Guidelines, that the Commission set out for Member States to provide aid to Small and […] Read more


Policy Assessment, Regulation

Regulatory dispute on access charges to the rail infrastructure

The new track access charge system approved by the Italian regulator (“ART”, Autorità di Regolazione Trasporti) and implemented by the Italian infrastructure manager has determined a significant increase to the fee for international passenger transport.


Policy Assessment, Regulation

Past merger assessment in technology sector

Lear carried out a research and evaluation project for the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) looking at approaches to assessing potential theories of harm and evaluating past merger decisions in the technology sector. Lear’s report identifies which theories of harm Competition Authorities should investigate when facing a merger in the technology sector and what […] Read more


Policy Assessment, Regulation

Quantifying harm from regulation in the telecom sector

Lear is assisting a telecom operator in quantifying harm that will be suffered as a result of a change of the regulated price of compulsory communication data that have to be provided to the Judiciary by law. The analysis developed by Lear aims at verifying the methodology used to determine incremental costs borne by the […] Read more


Policy Assessment

Ex-post evaluation of three sequential merger decisions in the Dutch grocery sector (Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets – ACM)

Lear has performed a detailed quantitative assessment of the ex-post effects of three sequential merger decisions involving competing supermarkets chains. Lear’s team has identified and collected all the relevant data on the affected markets and has a developed a methodology to assess the effect of the mergers on prices, product variety and ancillary services. One […] Read more


Policy Assessment

Study on the economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU

Lear, jointly with DIW Berlin and Analysys Mason, has been retained by DG competition to study the economic impact of competition policy enforcement in the European (“EU”) telecoms markets. The study consists of both a descriptive analysis on the evolution of competition policy enforcement and the functioning of telecoms market over the past 20 years […] Read more