Our economists publish research papers, write notes and make presentations on projects we have worked on. Have a look to our publications below:
The Competition and Markets Authority appointed Lear to carry out a study aimed at looking at four past merger decisions in the digital sector taken by the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission (jointly, the “Authorities”). The objective of the study was threefold: ▪ review merger cases undertaken by Competition Authorities and the […] Read more
The paper analyzes the optimal design of competition law in Western Balkan countries. It first identifies the “policy choice set”, i.e. the essential variables that define a competition policy regime; then considers how the optimal choice within the available options depends on a number of characteristics and finally examines where the Western Balkan economies stand […] Read more
The volume aims at providing a comprehensive view on competition law and consumer protection, also in light of the most recent case law. The volume also looks at the interaction between law and economics when it comes to competition matters. Paolo and Salvatore have written two chapters, one on the role of economics in merger […] Read more
This article, jointly written with Analysys Mason, highlights the importance of defining an appropriate counterfactual scenario when quantifying damages arising from an abuse of dominance position by an incumbent operator in the telecoms markets. Download the article
The report empirically investigates the causal effects of three decisions adopted by the European Commission on the performance of telecoms markets, namely the T-Mobile/Orange merger in the UK mobile markets, a state aid decision in the German fixed broadband market and an abuse of dominant position by Telekomunikacja Polska in the Polish fixed market. The […] Read more
This presentation includes a qualitative and a quantitative analysis and examines the effect of the mergers on different dimensions of competition: price, product variety, provision of qualitative and ancillary services.
Con la sentenza n. 2897/2016 il Tribunale di Roma ha accolto il ricorso di Mediaset contro il provvedimento con cui il Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico aveva ordinato la restituzione di un aiuto di stato illegale, di cui l’azienda aveva beneficiato nel biennio 2004-2005. Nel dicembre 2003, in particolare, il governo italiano aveva approvato il finanziamento […] Read more