Our next look at this year’s Digest authors explores the work and background of Roberto Pardolesi.  Professor Pardolesi is one of the foremost Italian scholars of antitrust, comparative law, and economic analysis of law.  In the 1970’s he was one of the first Italian scholars to apply an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law and economics.

In 1971, Pardolesi graduated cum laude from the University of Bari, majoring in Political Science.  He became an assistant researcher at the Private Law Institute of the University of Bari in 1974.  He was later awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, and in 1975 earned an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School.  In 1977-78, Pardolesi was awarded a Council of Europe Fellowship in Munich, Germany.  He became a professor of comparative law at the University of Palermo Law School in 1980, and in 1983 he took a position at the University of Bari Law School.

Since 1989, Pardolesi has been a professor of comparative law and private law at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome.  He is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, the European Association of Law and Economics, and the Italian Association of Comparative Law.  At LUISS, Pardolesi has contributed to the Impact Study on Private Enforcement that was commissioned by the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission.

As a very accomplished author, Pardolesi has written hundreds of articles and several books.  The recently published “Competition Law and Intellectual Property:  A European Perspective,” featured Pardolesi’s Single-Firm Conduct:  A Discipline in Search of Itself (Kluwer Law International, 2012); and Pardolesi’s Monopoly Agreements and Abuse of Dominance:  Some Remarks About the Substantive Rules, was featured in the book “Competition Policy and Regulation:  Recent Developments in China, the US and Europe” (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011).  Pardolesi is an editor of Foro Italiano, Mercato Concorrenza Regole, and Danno e Responsabilità, and on the editorial board of many other legal journals.


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