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Alberto Alemanno is Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law and Regulation. Alberto is also the scientific director of the EU Public Interest Law Clinic established by HEC Paris and New York University School of Law.
Due to his commitment to bridge the gap between academic research and policy action, he regularly provides advice to a variety of NGOs and governments across the world as well as international organizations, such as the the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Health Organisation, on various aspects of European Union law, international regulatory cooperation, international trade and global health law as well as evidence-based policymaking.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Risk Regulation, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Consumer Policy, of the Revue du Droit de l'Union Européenne and is the founder of the Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy. His research and teaching activities focus on EU Law, International Economic Law, WTO law, Risk Regulation as well as Regulatory Reform. He has published Trade in Food - Regulatory and Judicial Approaches in the EC and the WTO (Cameron May, 2007), Regulating Lifestyle Risks (Cambridge University Press, 2015), Nudge and the Law (Hart, 2015) and several other books and articles in leading international journals such as the Harvard International Law Journal, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Common Market Law Review, European Law Journal, Law & Contemporary Problems and Journal of International Economic Law. Alberto Alemanno has also taught at Georgetown University, Amsterdam University, St. Gallen University, Bocconi University, Tokyo University, Moscow State University, Fribourg University, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Macau Law School, Liège Law School, and the European University Institute.
Originally from Italy, he holds LLM degrees from the College of Europe and Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in International Law & Economics from Bocconi University. He regularly publishes Op-Eds in Le Monde, Il Sole 24 Ore and the Huffington post and his work has been features in The Economist, The Financial Times, Science and Nature. Alberto was named 2015 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
"A Legal Analysis of Packaging Standardisation Requirements Under EU Law - The Case of ‘Plain Packaging’ in the United Kingdom", Forthcoming, Journal of Business Law.
"Balancing free movement and public health the case of Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol in Scotch Whisky", Forthcoming, Common Market Law Review.
"A Comparative Overview of EU and US Legislative and Regulatory Systems", Columbia Journal of European Law, 2016, vol. 1 (in coll. with R. PARKER).
"How Much Better Is Better Regulation? Assessing the Impact of the Better Regulation Package on the European Union – A Research Agenda", European Journal of Risk Regulation, 2015, vol. 6, n° 3, pp. 344-356.
"The Future of International Regulatory Cooperation: TTIP as a Learning Process Toward a Global Policy Laboratory", Law and Contemporary Problems, 2015, vol. 78, n° 4, pp. 103-136 (in coll. with J. WIENER).
"The Regulatory Cooperation Chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Institutional Structures and Democratic Consequences", Journal of International Economic Law, 2015, vol. 18, pp. 625-640.
"Le juge et les études d'impact", Revue Française d'Administration Publique, 2014, vol. 1, n° 149, pp. 179-194.
"Nudging Legally - On the Checks and Balances of Behavioural Regulation", International Journal of Constitutional Law, April 2014, vol. 12, n° 2, pp. 429-456 (in coll. with A. SPINA).
"Openness at the Court of Justice of the European Union: Toppling a Taboo", Common Market Law Review, January 2014, vol. 51, n° 1, pp. 97-139 (in coll. with O. STEFAN).
"Unpacking the Principle of Openness in EU Law, Transparency, Participation and Democracy", European Law Review, February 2014, vol. 39, n° 1, pp. 72-90.
"Impact assessment of EU non-legislative rule-making: the missing link in "new comitology"", European Law Journal, January 2013, vol. 19, n° 1, pp. 76-92 (in coll. with A. Meuwese).
"The Emergence of Evidence-based Judicial Reflex: A Response to Bar-Siman-Tov's Semiprocedural Review", The Theory and Practice of Legislation, November 2013, vol. 1, n° 2, pp. 327-340.
"The Emergence of an EU Lifestyle Policy - The Case of Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets", Common Market Law Review, December 2013, vol. 50, n° 6, pp. 1745-1786 (in coll. with A. GARDE).
"The HOB-Vín Judgment: A Failed Attempt to Standardise the Visual Imagery, Packaging and Appeal of Alcohol Products", European Journal of Risk Regulation, 2013, vol. 4, n° 1.
"The Science, Law and Policy of Neonicotinoids and Bees: A New Test Case for the Precautionary Principle", European Journal of Risk Regulation, 2013, n° 2, pp. 191-207.
"Le principe d'ouverture en droit européen : d'un instrument de lutte contre l'opacité institutionnelle à un outil de démocratie participative", Revue du Droit de l'Union Européenne, 2012, n° 4.
"Nudging Healthy Lifestyles Informing Regulatory Governance with Behavioural Research", European Journal of Risk Regulation, January 2012, vol. 3, n° 1 (in coll. with O. Amir, L. Bovens, A. Burgess, O. Lobel, K. Whyte, E. Selinger).
"Nudging Smokers - The Behavioural Turn of Tobacco Risk Regulation", European Journal of Risk Regulation, January 2012, vol. 3.
"Out of Sight Out of Mind--Towards a New European Tobacco Products Directive", Columbia Journal of European Law, Spring 2012, vol. 18, n° 2.
"Case C-79/09, Gowan Comércio Internacional e Serviços Lda v. Ministero della Salute, Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (Second Chamber) of 22 December 2010, nyr", Common Market Law Review, August 2011, vol. 48, n° 4, pp. 1329-1348.
"Do You Mind My Smoking? Plain Packaging of Cigarettes Under the TRIPS Agreement", John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, 2011, vol. 10, n° 3, pp. 451-475 (in coll. with E. Bonadio).
"Regulatory Impact Assessment and European Courts: When Ex Ante Evaluation Meets Ex Post Judicial Control", European Public Law, September 2011, vol. 17, n° 3, pp. 485-505.
"L'approche européenne à la sécurité des importations : Concilier protection des consommateurs et accès au marché après l'affaire du lait chinois frelaté", Revue du Droit de l'Union Européenne, 2010, n° 3, pp. 527-548.
"Lifestyle Risks: Conceptualising an Emerging Category of Research", European Journal of Risk Regulation, November 2010, vol. 4, pp. 335-337 (in coll. with S. Planzer).
"Opinion 1/08, Community Competence to Conclude with Certain Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements Modifying the Schedules of Specific Committments of the Community and its Members under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) under the GATS", American Journal of International Law, July 2010, vol. 104, n° 3, pp. 466-476.
"The European Food Import Safety Regime under a 'Stress Test': the Melamine Contamination of the Global Food-Supply Chain", Erasmus Law Review, 2010, vol. 3, n° 4.
"The European regulatory response to the volcanic ash crisis between fragmentation and integration", European Journal of Risk Regulation, 2010, vol. 1, n° 2, pp. 101-106.
"The Fabulous Destiny of Bisphenol A (BPA)", European Journal of Risk Regulation, November 2010, vol. 4, pp. 397-400.
"The volcanic ash crisis between international and European law", American Society of International Law (ASIL) Insights, July 13 2010, vol. 14, n° 21.
"Regulating Organic Farming in the European Union - Balancing Consumer Preferences and Free Movement Imperatives", European Consumer Law Journal / Revue européenne de droit de la consommation (R.E.D.C.), 2009, vol. 1.
"The Better Regulation Initiative at the Judicial Gate: A Trojan Horse within the Commission's Walls or the Way Forward?", European Law Journal, May 2009, vol. 15, n° 5, pp. 382-401.
"The ECJ France Télécom/Wanadoo judgment: To recoup or not to recoup ? This "was" the question for a predatory pricing finding under Article 82 EC", European Law Reporter, 2009, n° 6 (in coll. with M. Ramondino).
"At the end of the tunnel there is ... darkness: The ECJ denies EC liability for WTO non-compliance", European Law Reporter, 2008 (in coll. with M. Schmauch).
"European Court rejects damages claim from innocent bystanders in the EU-US "Banana War"", American Society of International Law (ASIL) Insights, 22 October 2008, vol. 12, n° 21.
"Quis Custotet Custodes dans le cadre de l'initiative Mieux Légiférer? Une analyse des méchanismes de surveillance de la qualité réglementaire au sein de la Commission européenne et le Comité d'évaluation des analyses d'impact", Revue du Droit de l'Union Européenne, 2008, n° 1.
"The European Food Safety Authority at Five", European Food and Feed Law Review, 2008, vol. 3, n° 1, pp. 23.
"The European Food Safety Authority before European Courts - Some reflections on the judicial review of EFSA scientific opinions and administrative acts", European Food and Feed Law Review, 2008, n° 5 (in coll. with S. Mahieu).
"Judicial Enforcement of the WTO Hormones ruling within the European Community: Toward an EC Liability for the non-implementation of WTO Dispute Settlement Decisions ?", Harvard International Law Journal, Summer 2004, vol. 45, n° 2, pp. 547-561.
"À la recherche d'un juste équilibre entre libertés fondamentales et droits fondamentaux dans le marché intérieur - Quelques réflexions à propos des arrêts Schmidberger et Omega", Revue du Droit de l'Union Européenne, 2004, n° 4.
"British American Tobacco: nuovo capitolo della saga "Union de pequeños agricultores - Jégo Quéré"?", Il Diritto dell'Unione Europea, 2003, n° 3.
"Gli accordi di reciproco riconoscimento di conformità dei prodotti tra regole OMC ed esperienza europea", Rivista del Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo, 2003, n° 3-4.
"L'articolo 28 del Trattato tra esigenze di funzionamento del mercato interno e tutela dei diritti fondamentali: alla ricerca di un possibile equilibrio", Rivista del Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo, 2003, n° 2-3.
"¿Novedades en la jurisprudencia referente a la base jurídica de las normativas comunitarias?: La sentencia "British American Tobacco"", Gaceta Juridica de la Union Europea y de la competencia, July-August 2003, n° 226.
"Le principe de précaution en droit communautaire: stratégie de gestion des risques ou risque d'atteinte au marché intérieur?", Revue du Droit de l'Union Européenne, 2001, n° 4.
Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies, Routledge, London, 2016 (in coll. with A. BURGESS, J. ZINN).
Nudging and the Law: What can EU Law learn from Behavioural Sciences? , Hart Publishing, 2015 (in coll. with A. L. SIBONY).
Regulating Lifestyle Risks The EU, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets, Cambridge University Press, 2015 (in coll. with A. GARDE).
Better business regulation in a risk society, Springer, 2013 (in coll. with F. den Butter, A. Nijsen, J. Torriti).
Governing Disasters - The Challenge of Emergency Risk Regulation (Ed.), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.
Scientific Evidence in International and European Law (A. Alemanno et al. eds), Argo Editore, 2010.
Trade in Food: Regulatory and Judicial Approaches in the EC and the WTO, Cameron May, 2007.
Chapters in Edited Books
"How Transparent Is Transparent Enough? Balancing Access to Information Against Privacy in European Judicial Selection", in Selecting Europe's Judges - A Critical Review of the Appointment Procedures to the European Courts, M. Bobek (Ed.), Oxford University Press.
"Impact Assessment and Courts", in Handbook on Regulatory Impact Assessment, C. Radaelli, C. Dunlop (Eds), Edward Elgar Publishing.
"The Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in the European Union ", in Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foods: The Legal Issues, T. Voon, A. Mitchell, and Jonathan Liberman (Eds), Routledge, London (in coll. with A. GARDE).
"The Multilateral Governance Framework for Food Safety: A Critical and Normative Overview", in Food Safety, Market Organization, Trade and Development, Hammoudi, A., Grazia, C., Surry, Y., Traversac, J.-B. (Eds.), Springer Verlag, 2015, 9-43.
"The emergence of EU lifestyle risk regulation: new trends in evidence, proportionality and judicial review", in Risk and EU Law, H.W. Micklitz, T. Tridimas (Eds), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, 134–168 (in coll. with A. GARDE).
"Is there a role for Cost-benefit Analysis beyond the Nation-State? Lessons from International Regulatory Co-operation", in The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy, forthcoming, R. Revesz, M. Livermore (eds), Oxford University Press, 2013.
"Comparing Regulatory Oversight Bodies across the Atlantic: The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the US and the Impact Assessment Board in the EU", in Comparative Administrative Law, S. Rose-Ackerman, P. L. Lindseth (eds), Yale University Press, 2012 (in coll. with J. Wiener).
"Public Perception of Food Safety Risks Under WTO Law: A Normative Perspective", in Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO, G. van Calster, D. Prévost (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012.
"How to get out of the Transatlantic Regulatory deadlock over Genetically Modified Organisms ?", in Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation The Shifting Roles of the EU, the US and California, J. Swinnen, D. Vogel (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.
"Comparing Regulatory Oversight Bodies Across the Atlantic: The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the US and the Impact Assessment Board in the EU", in Comparative Administrative Law, S. Rose-Ackerman, P. Lindseth (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010, vol. chapitre 19, 309-335 (in coll. with J. Wiener).
"La responsabilità dello Stato nei confronti dei privati per le violazioni commesse dai giudici di ultima istanza: il risarcimento dei danni causati da sentenze definitive", in L'incidenza del diritto comunitario e della CEDU sugli atti nazionali definitivi., F. Spitaleri (ed.), Giuffré, 2010.
"Solving the Problem of Scale - The European approach to import safety and import security concerns", in Import Safety: Regulatory Governance in the Global Economy, C. Coglianese, A. Finkel, D. Zahring (eds), University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.
"What has been and what is left thirty years after Les Verts/Parliament", in The Past and Future of European Union Law. The Classics of EC Law Revisited on the Occasion of the 50th Year of the Treaty of Rome, M. Poiares Maduro, L. Azoulai (Eds), Hart Publishing, 2010.
"The Dialogue between Judges and Experts in the EU and WTO", in Shaping the Rule of Law through Dialogue: International and Supranational Experiences, P. Carrozza, F. Fontanelli, G. Martinico (eds.), Europa Law Publishing, 2009.
"The FIAMM judgment or "going bananas" ! A missed opportunity to distribute the costs of European Community's non-compliance with WTO rulings across society", in The ECJ under Siege: New Constitutional Challenges for the European Court, G. Martinico, F. Fontanelli, ICFAI Press, 2009.
"Private Parties and WTO Dispute Settlement System Who bears the costs of non-compliance and why private parties should not bear them", in Essays on the Future of the World Trade Organization, J. Chaisse, T. Balmelli (Eds), EDIS (Editions Interuniversitaires Suisses), 2008.
"Science & EU Risk Regulation: The Role of Scientific Experts in Decision-Making and Judicial Review", in European Risk Governance: Its Science, its Inclusiveness and its Effectiveness, E. Vos (Ed.), Connex Report Serie, 2008, vol. 6.
"The Shaping of the Precautionary Principle by European Courts: From Scientific Uncertainty to Legal Certainty", in Valori Costituzionali e nuove politiche del diritto, L. Cuocolo, L. Luparia (eds), Halley, 2007.
"The Contested Governance of European Food Safety The Evolution of Food Safety in the EU", in European Food Safety Regulation: the Challenge of Multi-Level Governance, D. Vogel, C. Ansell (eds), MIT Press, 2006.
"Voce "Aiuti di Stato"", in Dizionario di Diritto Pubblico, Giuffré, 2006 (in coll. with S. Cassese).
"La politica europea di sicurezza e difesa (PESD) - Profili storici, istituzionali e normativi", in La politica estera e di sicurezza comune, Giuffré, 2005 (in coll. with P. Mariani).
"What Role for Civil Society Coalitions in Supranational Governance?", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2016.
"A legal analysis of 'Plain Packaging' of health-related products", Mimeo, 2015.
"How Much Better Is Better Regulation? Assessing the Impact of the Better Regulation Package on the European Union – A Research Agenda", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2015.
"The EU Public Interest Clinic and Wikimedia Present: Extending Freedom of Panorama in Europe", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2015 (in coll. with J. LOBERT, B. ISAIAS, K. BERNARDI, G. MAZZIOTTI, L. KHADAR).
"The Emergence of Law and Behavioural Science: A European Perspective", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2015 (in coll. with A. SIBONY).
"A Behavioural Approach to Health Promotion: Informing the Global NCD Agenda with Behavioural Insights", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2014.
"A Behavioural Approach to Health Promotion: Informing the Global NCD Agenda with Behavioural Insights", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2014.
"Taxation and Economic Incentives on Health-Related Commodities: Alcohol, Tobacco and Food", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2014 (in coll. with F. SASSI, A. BELLONI, C. CAPOBIANCO).
"Unpacking the Principle of Openness in EU Law: Transparency, Participation and Democracy", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2013.
"Risk Assessment under WTO law: Workable Requirement or Probatio Diabolica ?", Mimeo, 2011.
"The Emergence of EFSA's Soft Power of the European Food Safety Governance", Mimeo, 2010.
"The shaping of risk regulation by Community Courts", Jean Monnet Working-Paper, 2008.
"Same-Sex Marriage in America between Substantive Due process and the Equal Protection Clause", Cahiers Européens, 2006.
Employment Date: 2009
Main courses taught at HEC
European Risk Regulation / Global Risk Regulation
Droit du commerce international / WTO Law
Droit du contentieux européen / EU Legal Remedies
European Affairs Strategy
2010 International Teachers Programme, Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, USA.
2006 Ph.D. in International Law & Economics, Bocconi University, Italy.
2004 LL.M. degree, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School , USA.
2001 LL.M. in European Law, Collège d'Europe, Belgium.
1999 Laurea in Giurisprudenza cum laude (J.D.), Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy.
Academic responsibilities at HEC
2015- Department Head, Business Law and Taxation.
2015- Professor, Business Law and Taxation.
2011- Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law & Risk Regulation.
2009- Member, GREGHEC (CNRS).
2009-2014 Associate Professor.
External academic responsibilities
2015-2015 Visiting Professor, Tokyo University.
2015-2015 Visiting Professor, VU University Amsterdam.
2013- Professor, NYU School of Law .
Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation
Member of the RIEB group on international economic relations, the Hague.
Former elected member of the Executive Board of the Society for Risk Analysis , Europe. Former Chair of the Risk Policy & Law Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis.
Member of the American Society of International Law.
Member of the Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM) nommé par "United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)".
Member of the European Society of International Law (ESIL).
Member of the Society of Risk Analysis.
Member of the American Bar Association Law (ABA).
Editor, Risk, Regulation & Policy eJournal.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Revue du Droit de l'Union Européenne.
Reviewer, Journal of Common Market Studies, Regulation & Governance, Public Admnistration, Risk Analysis, Journal of Environmental Law, European Journal of Risk Regulation, Policy & Society, Revue du Droit de l'Union Europeen, Italian Journal of Public Law.
Member of the Editorial Board of the European Food & Feed Law Review.
Editor-in-chief, European Journal of Risk Regulation.
Area Editor for Policy, Risk Analysis: an International Journal.
Convener of the 1st Conference on EU law of Risk Regulation, Latest developments in EU risk regulation: Reach, Pharmaceuticals and Nanomaterials, Brussels at European Parliament.
Co-organiser of the International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH) 10th Edition.
Member, Organizing Committee, 3rd Global Conference on Transparency Research - HEC Paris.
Convener of the 2nd HEC Workshop on Regulation, Regulating Lifestyle Risks in Europe: The Case of Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets.
Convener of the 1st HEC Workshop on Regulation, Emergency Regulation under the Threat of a Catastrophe. A Hard Look at the Volcanic Ash Crisis..
Co-organiser of the International Conference: New Ideas for Risk Regulation, promoted by the Society for Risk Analysis and Resources for the Future, Washington DC.
Awards & Honors
2015 Young Global Leader.
2014 HEC Prize for Pedagogical Innovation .
2014 Winner of the HEC Foundation Award for Teaching Innovation for the MOOC "Understanding Europe".
2014 Outstanding Teacher Award 2014, St Gallen University.
2013 1st prize in the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) Award Competition, for the article "An Analysis of Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products under EU Intellectual Property Law".
2012 Outstanding Teacher Award 2012, St Gallen University.
2011 'Chauncey Starr Young Risk Analyst Award', American Society of Risk Analysis.
2010 Nominee and finalist of L'Oréal Prize for Innovation in Teaching.
2005 Best Paper Award in Risk Science & Law by the Society for Risk Analysis.
2001 Freshfield Prize for the Best Italian Business Law student ; European finalist.
International Economic Law
Comparative Constitutional Law