Plenary Session

Presentation of the Young Talent Competition Award

Monday 27th September h. 17:00 – 18:00 (CET)
Managed by
Eversheds Sutherland

This session provides a selective discussion of issues related to the economics of competition for imperfect consumers. Limited consumer awareness – about what deals are on offer, or about the consequences of purchasing decisions – is a central feature of many markets. Consumer imperfection can give rise to market power, but can also co-exist with strong rivalry between firms.

The topic holds great significance in the ongoing competition policy debate across various markets, including the digital realm. The discussion primarily centers around determining the most suitable policy instruments – and the role of competition policy – to address market imperfections resulting from consumer imperfections.

YTCA 2023: Finalists

Below you find the best three proposals shortlisted for the Young Talent Competition Award.

Breaking Barriers: Investigating the Effect of Restrictive Covenants on Entry Deterrence in Retail

Alina Ozhegova

Using machine learning to detect international cartels: an interorganizational analysis

Oriane Maille-Lefranc


Antitrust and (Foreign) Innovation: Evidence from the Xerox Case

Robin Mamrak

Scientific Committee

Pinar Akman
Professor of Competition Law & Member, Competition Appeal Tribunal

Michele Carpagnano
Professor of Law, Trento University

Joseph E. Harrington, Jr.
Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy, The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania

William E. Kovacic
Professor of Global Competition Law and Policy, George Washington Universityù

Tommaso Valletti
Professor of Economics, Imperial College Business School


Cinema Troisi
Via Girolamo Induno 1, Rome

Video of the presentation