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Alberto ALEMANNO

Professor

Droit et Fiscalité

Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law Risk Regulation
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Biography

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.

 

Scientific articles

Big Data for Good: Unlocking Privately-Held Data to the Benefit of the Many

European Journal of Risk Regulation, June 1 2018, vol. 9, n° 1, pp 183-191,

Editorial: How to Counter Fake News? A Taxonomy of Anti-fake News Approaches

European Journal of Risk Regulation, March 2018, vol. 9, n° 1, pp 1-5,

Thinking Justice Outside the Dock: A Critical Assessment of the Reform of the EU's Court System

Common Market Law Review, February 2017, vol. 54, n° 1, pp 129-176, (in coll. with L. PECH)

A Comparative Overview of EU and US Legislative and Regulatory Systems: Implications for Domestic Governance & the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Columbia Journal of European Law, Winter 2016, vol. 22, n° 1, (in coll. with R. W. PARKER)

Balancing free movement and public health the case of Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol in Scotch Whisky

Common Market Law Review, aout 2016, vol. 53, n° 4, pp 1037–1063,

L’analyse comportementale du droit

Revue Internationale de Droit Economique (RIDE), 2016, vol. 3, n° XXX, pp 315-338, (in coll. with A-L; SIBONY, G HELLERINGER)

What the TTIP leaks mean for the on-going negotiations and future agreement?: Time to overcome TTIP's many informational asymmetries

European Journal of Risk Regulation, 2016, vol. 7, n° 2, pp 237 - 241,

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, September 2015, vol. 18, n° 3, pp 625-640,

Books

Reinventing legal education

Cambridge University Press

Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society

Icon Books Ltd

Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies

Routledge, London

The New Intellectual Property of Health

Beyond Plain Packaging- Edward Elgar Publishers, Londres

Nudging and the Law: What can EU Law learn from Behavioural Sciences?

Hart Publishing

Regulating Lifestyle Risks The EU, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets

Cambridge University Press

Better business regulation in a risk society

Springer

Governing Disasters - The Challenge of Emergency Risk Regulation (Ed.)

Edward Elgar Publishing

Scientific Evidence in International and European Law (A. Alemanno et al. eds)

Argo Editore

Trade in Food: Regulatory and Judicial Approaches in the EC and the WTO

Cameron May

Chapters edited in books

Impact Assessment and Courts

Handbook On Regulatory Impact Assessment, C. Radaelli, C. Dunlop (Eds), Edward Elgar Publishing

The Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in the European Union

Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol And Unhealthy Foods: The Legal Issues, T. Voon, A. Mitchell, and Jonathan Liberman (Eds), Routledge, London

Is there a role for Cost-benefit Analysis beyond the Nation-State? Lessons from International Regulatory Co-operation

The Globalization Of Cost-Benefit Analysis In Environmental Policy, Forthcoming, R. Revesz, M. Livermore (eds), Oxford University Press

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

Comparative Administrative Law, S. Rose-Ackerman, P. L. Lindseth (eds), Yale University Press

Public Perception of Food Safety Risks Under WTO Law: A Normative Perspective

Research Handbook On Environment, Health And The Wto, G. van Calster, D. Prévost (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing

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

Comparative Administrative Law, S. Rose-Ackerman, P. Lindseth (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing, chapitre 19, 309-335

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

L'Incidenza Del Diritto Comunitario E Della Cedu Sugli Atti Nazionali Definitivi., F. Spitaleri (ed.), Giuffré

Solving the Problem of Scale - The European approach to import safety and import security concerns

Import Safety: Regulatory Governance In The Global Economy, C. Coglianese, A. Finkel, D. Zahring (eds), University of Pennsylvania Press

What has been and what is left thirty years after Les Verts/Parliament

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

The Dialogue between Judges and Experts in the EU and WTO

Shaping The Rule Of Law Through Dialogue: International And Supranational Experiences, P. Carrozza, F. Fontanelli, G. Martinico (eds.), Europa Law Publishing

Proceedings

Science and EU Risk Regulation: the Role of Expert in Decision-marking and Judicial

Proceedings of the Young Researchers' Workshops on Science & Law & Science , 2010 , Proceedings of the Young Researchers Workshops on Science & Law & Science

La Corte di Giustiza e la qualità alimentare ed agricola

Atti del Convegno Internazionale IDAIC: Agricultura e alimentazione: Principi e Regole della qualità. , 2009 , Macerata

Working papers

Scientific articles

Big Data for Good: Unlocking Privately-Held Data to the Benefit of the Many

European Journal of Risk Regulation, June 1 2018, vol. 9, n° 1, pp 183-191,

Editorial: How to Counter Fake News? A Taxonomy of Anti-fake News Approaches

European Journal of Risk Regulation, March 2018, vol. 9, n° 1, pp 1-5,

Thinking Justice Outside the Dock: A Critical Assessment of the Reform of the EU's Court System

Common Market Law Review, February 2017, vol. 54, n° 1, pp 129-176, (in coll. with L. PECH)

A Comparative Overview of EU and US Legislative and Regulatory Systems: Implications for Domestic Governance & the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Columbia Journal of European Law, Winter 2016, vol. 22, n° 1, (in coll. with R. W. PARKER)

Books

Reinventing legal education

Cambridge University Press

Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society

Icon Books Ltd

Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies

Routledge, London

The New Intellectual Property of Health

Beyond Plain Packaging- Edward Elgar Publishers, Londres

Chapters edited in books

Impact Assessment and Courts

Handbook On Regulatory Impact Assessment, C. Radaelli, C. Dunlop (Eds), Edward Elgar Publishing

The Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in the European Union

Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol And Unhealthy Foods: The Legal Issues, T. Voon, A. Mitchell, and Jonathan Liberman (Eds), Routledge, London

Is there a role for Cost-benefit Analysis beyond the Nation-State? Lessons from International Regulatory Co-operation

The Globalization Of Cost-Benefit Analysis In Environmental Policy, Forthcoming, R. Revesz, M. Livermore (eds), Oxford University Press

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

Comparative Administrative Law, S. Rose-Ackerman, P. L. Lindseth (eds), Yale University Press

Proceedings

Science and EU Risk Regulation: the Role of Expert in Decision-marking and Judicial

Proceedings of the Young Researchers' Workshops on Science & Law & Science , 2010 , Proceedings of the Young Researchers Workshops on Science & Law & Science

La Corte di Giustiza e la qualità alimentare ed agricola

Atti del Convegno Internazionale IDAIC: Agricultura e alimentazione: Principi e Regole della qualità. , 2009 , Macerata

Working papers

Education

  • International Teachers Programme, Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management - USA
  • Ph.D. in International Law Economics, Bocconi University - Italy
  • LL.M. degree, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School - USA
  • LL.M. in European Law, Collège d'Europe - Belgium
  • Laurea in Giurisprudenza cum laude (J.D.), Università degli Studi di Torino - Italy

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2015- Department Head, Business Law and Taxation HEC Paris
  • 2015- Professor, Business Law and Taxation HEC Paris
  • 2009-2014 Associate Professor HEC Paris
  • 2011- Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law & Risk Regulation HEC Paris
  • 2009- Member of GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 2015-2016 Visiting Professor Tokyo University
  • 2015-2015 Visiting Professor VU University Amsterdam
  • 2013- Professor NYU School of Law
  • 2011-2013 Visiting Professor MGIMO University
  • 2012-2012 Visiting Professor LUISS Guido Carli University

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member of the American Society of International Law
  • Member of the American Bar Association Law (ABA)
  • Member of the RIEB group on international economic relations, the Hague
  • Member of the Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems (GRM) nomme par "United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)"
  • Member of the European Society of International Law (ESIL)
  • Member of the Society of Risk Analysis
  • 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

Editorial activities

  • Editor, Risk, Regulation Policy eJournal
  • Area Editor for Policy, Risk Analysis: an International Journal
  • 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 Revue du Droit de l'Union Europeenne
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the European Food Feed Law Review
  • Editor-in-chief, European Journal of Risk Regulation

  • Conference organisation

  • 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
  • 2018-2018 Co-organizer of the seminar "Legal Systems for the 21st Century: Markets and Fairness"
  • 2015-2015 Co-organiser of the International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH) 10th Edition
  • 2013-2013 Member, Organizing Committee, 3rd Global Conference on Transparency Research - HEC Paris
  • 2012-2012 Convener of the 2nd HEC Workshop on Regulation, Regulating Lifestyle Risks in Europe: The Case of Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets
  • 2010-2010 Convener of the 1st HEC Workshop on Regulation, Emergency Regulation under the Threat of a Catastrophe. A Hard Look at the Volcanic Ash Crisis.
  • 2009-2009 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

    • 2016 International Award Sciacca in the Law category
    • 2015 Young Global Leader
    • 2014 HEC Prize for Pedagogical Innovation
    • 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award 2014, St Gallen University
    • 2014 Winner of the HEC Foundation Award for Teaching Innovation for the MOOC "Understanding Europe"
    • 2013 Prize of the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) Award Competition, for the best IP 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'Oreal 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