Alberto Alemanno


EU-bashing and olive oil : a tale of EU skepticism, political opportunism and weak EU citizenship

By on Luglio 22, 2013

How a well-intentioned EU initiative turned into a
Commission’s ‘own goal’ and why this shouldn’t have not happened. A worrying
combination of political self-interest, media amplification and weak trust in
the EU…


Airline ‘fat taxes’ on obese travellers? A bad idea that won’t fly

By on Maggio 2, 2013

Whyis it that most airlines charge passengers for excess
luggage but do not charge them basedontheir individual weight? At a time of high fuel costs and experimental lifestyle
regulatory action, economists,…


Horsemeat scandal turns into a food safety crisis

By on Marzo 7, 2013

Although the current horsemeat scandal has been depicted as an instance of fraud and mislabeling generated by a single source, it is progressively escalating into a broader food safety…


The Snus’ Trap: on Commissioner Dalli’s Resignation

By on Dicembre 10, 2012

While it is not mystery that the lobbying activities by the tobacco industry have been unprecedented over the revision of the EU tobacco products directive, nobody would have expected…


Cass Sunstein stops nudging from the White House

By on Settembre 13, 2012

The White House yesterday announced the departure of Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and one of the closest and most influential…


2nd HEC Paris Workshop on Regulation: Regulating Lifestyle in Europe

By on Luglio 28, 2012

The workshop will take place on September 20-21, 2012 at HEC Paris main campus.The draft program is now available and registration is open

This promising 2-day event discusses the emerging global phenomenon…


Nudging Europe: Why the European Commission should include behavioural insights in the design of regulatory proposals

By on Luglio 26, 2012

In recent years, findings in behavioural sciences have highlighted the complex cognitive framework in which people make decisions. In particular, behavioural economics, by refuting the neoclassical assumption of human…


EJRR Issue 2/2012 – The European Parliament’s role in risk governance

By on Luglio 21, 2012

The latest issue of the EJRR boasts a wealth of risk-related articles, reports and cases including a symposium devoted to the European Parliament’s role in risk governance

I am pleased…


Beyond Nudge: Behavioral Science, Policy and Knowing What Works

By on Luglio 19, 2012

By espousing behavioral tests in policy making and policy outcomes, the UK Cabinet Office Behavioral Insights Unit Team is imposing itself as the world leader among the first governmental…


The Microban judgment – Expanding Access to Justice in Europe

By on Novembre 10, 2011

Delivered on October 25 2011, the Microban judgment,by defining the new category of challengeable acts laid down by the Lisbon Treaty, softens the locus standi of individuals in front…