Commercial law Antitrust & Information




June 20, 2014 at 09:30 – 18:30

Conference on

Commercial law
Antitrust & Information

Room N03, Velodromo Building, Piazza Sraffa 11

Il Convegno è organizzato dal Dipartimento di Studi Giuridici in collaborazione con il Centro di Ricerca ASK e il Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche dell’Università del Salento.  

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Today there is much talk of information. Expressions such as “information technology” and “information market” are now commonly used also within the broader scenarios of “knowledge economy” and “digital society”. Via computers, mobile devices, clouds and the Internet in general, more and more firms decide to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate information in order to compete and innovate.

Nonetheless, the relationship between information and antitrust law has not been fully explored yet. True, we already benefit from some valuable observations. For instance, we know that complete information is among the conditions of perfect competition; that information sharing may facilitate collusion; and that the economic features of information goods and markets make them diverge from textbook cases. Yet, more has to be said also about the antitrust policies, approaches and remedies that could arise from the many business actions pivoting around information and information goods, and those giant information providers acting in both ordinary and information markets. 

The conference aims to gather together the most diverse ideas and insights on this kaleidoscopic relationship between information and antitrust law.  

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Room N03, Velodromo Building


Welcome Address

Piergaetano Marchetti, Università Bocconi
Alessandra Chirco, Università del Salento

Antitrust Challenges in Information Society

Chair: Guido Rossi, Università Bocconi
Herbert Hovenkamp, The University of Iowa (abstract, paper)
Mark Patterson, Fordham University (paper)
Andrea Pezzoli, Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (presentation)

Information Gatekeepers and the Mandatory Release of Information

Chair: Gustavo Ghidini, Università degli Studi di Milano
Rolf H. Weber, University of Zürich (ppt. presentation)
Fabiana Di Porto, Università del Salento (paper)

To Share or Not to Share: This is the question

Chair: Gustavo Olivieri, LUISS Università Guido Carli
William Page, University of Florida (paper)
Federico Ghezzi e Mariateresa Maggiolino, Università Bocconi (conference paper)

The Information Dynamics in the Online Environment

Chair: Maria Lillà Montagnani, Università Bocconi
Marco Ricolfi, University of Turin (ppt. presentation)
Anne Flanagan, Queen Mary University of London (ppt. presentation)

Marcello Clarich, LUISS Università Guido Carli.

Closing Address
Fabiana Di Porto, Università del Salento
Mariateresa Maggiolino, Università Bocconi



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