LCF Award

As part of Lear Competition Festival, Lear has instituted a Young Talent Competition Award (YTCA) for young economists and lawyers in the field of antitrust and regulation who wish to pursue a professional or academic career in the field of competition law and economics, policy assessment and regulation.

The research proposal needs to be related to one of the following topics​:

  • Competition law
  • Competition economics
  • Public policy assessment
  • Regulation (in any sector)

The winner will be awarded a prize of € 1,500 and, together with the economists/lawyers ranked as second and third, will present their proposal at the Lear Competition Festival.

Below you find the rules to participate and further details on the award.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

The Scientific Committee will prepare a ranking of the three best proposals. The Scientific Committee includes the following four outstanding academics and practitioners:

Pinar Akman

Pinar Akman

Professor of Law at the School of Law at the University of Leeds

Michele Carpagnano

Michele Carpagnano

Dentons Rome, Professor of Trento University, Faculty of Law

Joseph Harrington

Joseph Harrington

Professor, Department of Business Economics & Public Policy, The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania

William Kovacic

William E. Kovacic

Professor of Global Competition Law and Policy at George Washington University

Tommaso Valletti

Tommaso Valletti

Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Participation to the Young Talent Competition Award (YTCA) is open to post-graduate students and PhD students who wish to pursue a professional carrier in the field of competition law, competition economics, policy assessment, or regulation. Both economists and lawyers can participate.

The proposals for research should be submitted in PDF to award@learcompetitionfestival.com

The deadline for the submission of the proposal is June 30, 2022. Please note that the proposals received after this date will not be considered.

Download the rules of participation

YTCA 2021: shortlisted candidates

Below you find the best three proposals shortlisted for the Young Talent Competition Award.
The winners of the first edition of the Young Talent Competition Award (YTCA) are Francesco Clavorà Braulin and Michela Boldrini with their research proposal “Taming Tech Giants’ Algorithms: the Amazon Buy-Box Case”.

TAMING TECH GIANTS’ ALGORITHMS: THE AMAZON BUY-BOX CASE
Francesco Clavorà Braulin, Michela Boldrini

Download the summary of the research proposal

Award

ACQUISITIONS OF STARTUPS AND ENTRY IN SOFTWARE MARKETS
Luise Eisfeld

Download the summary of the research proposal

PLATFORM SEARCH DESIGN AND MARKET POWER
H. Tai Lam

Download the summary of the research proposal