Plenary Session

The State, the Market and Competition

Wednesday 27th September h. 10:30 – 11.30 (CET)
Managed by
Associazione Antitrust Italiana

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.


Alberto Pera
President, Associazione Antitrust Italiana (AAI)

Keynote Speech

Giuliano Amato
Former President of the Italian Constitutional Court and honorary member of AAI


Mario Siragusa
President, Associazione Italiana Giuristi Europei (AIGE) and member of AAI

Stefano Firpo
Director General, Associazione per le Società per Azioni Italiane (Assonime)

Video of the session


Cinema Troisi
Via Girolamo Induno 1, Rome