PAOLO SPEAKS AT THE 16TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE GLOBAL COMPETITION LAW CENTRE

The Global Competition Law Centre of the College of Europe will organize the 16th Annual Conference, entitled: “Ex post assessment of European competition enforcement: Did agency intervention restore competition in the market?”.
The event will run online over three consecutive Fridays starting on 29 January 2021. Continue reading PAOLO SPEAKS AT THE 16TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE GLOBAL COMPETITION LAW CENTRE

PAOLO SPEAKS AT THE EC WEBINAR ON THE “EX POST ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF EUROPEAN COMPETITION POLICY”, JUNE 23 2020

The webinar has been organised by the European Commission (EC) on the occasion of the publication by Wolters Kluwer of an edited volume entitled “Ex Post Economic Evaluation of Competition Policy: The EU Experience. More info on the publication here 

Paolo Buccirossi will intervene in the webinar by discussing the challenges posed by the ex-post evaluation of abuse of dominance cases.

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EX POST ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF COMPETITION POLICY: THE EU EXPERIENCE

Lear’s partners contributed to a recently published book on the ex-post evaluation of competition policy in the EU. The book has been edited by Fabienne Ilzkovitz and Adriaan Dierx and collects studies that range from the ex post evaluation of specific policy interventions to the assessment of the broader impact of competition policy.
The volume enhances the assessment of the economic impact of this policy, which is essential for the good functioning of the internal market in the European Union. Continue reading EX POST ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF COMPETITION POLICY: THE EU EXPERIENCE

CAPACITY BUILDING TO THE OFFICIALS OF THE ALBANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY

As part of the Technical Assistance project financed by the EBRD, Lear’s team is delivering online trainings to the officials of the Albanian Competition Authority to strengthen their skills and competencies on economic aspects of competition policy. In particular, the topics of the first set of trainings to be delivered in May 2020 are on:
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Our column on Vox “Tech-over: Mergers and merger policy in digital markets”

Lear together with Emilio Calvano looks at the M&A activity carried out by Amazon, Facebook, and Google between 2008 and 2018 (Argentesi et al., 2019b). Over this period, based on publicly available information, Google acquired 168 companies, Facebook 71 companies, and Amazon 60 companies. The question is whether the target companies would have grown to be viable competitors to the acquiring tech giants.
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Western Balkans and the Design of Effective Competition Law: The Role of Economic, Institutional and Cultural Characteristics

The study “Western Balkans and the Design of Effective Competition Law: The Role of Economic, Institutional and Cultural Characteristics” by Paolo Buccirossi and Lorenzo Ciari has been published by Springer in the book “Competition Authorities in South Eastern Europe”, edited by Boris Begović and Dušan V. Popović.
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; Continue reading Western Balkans and the Design of Effective Competition Law: The Role of Economic, Institutional and Cultural Characteristics

One week left to PUBLIC PROCUREMENT DAYS Rome 3-5 JuLY

During the three-day event, Lear Conference 2017 and the 2nd Global Procurement Conference will bring together experts from a variety of fields to discuss cutting-edge topics in public procurement. Hot topics: #CORRUPTION&COLLUSION – SCREENING TOOLS & #BIG DATA – BID-RIGGING – ACTIONS FOR DAMAGES – HUMAN RIGHTS – GENDER EQUALITY – SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT – MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT BANK . Continue reading One week left to PUBLIC PROCUREMENT DAYS Rome 3-5 JuLY