Giovanni Battista Ramello
Full Professor of Industrial Economics at the University of Eastern Piedmont

Who is

Who is


Università degli Studi di Torino, Laurea in Economics and Political Sciences. Università Commerciale Bocconi Milano, Mec (Master in Economics), Université Jean Moulin, Lyon 3. Università degli Studi di Torino, Doctoral Program in Economics (PhD).

Present position

Associate Professor of Industrial Economics, Departement of Public Policy and Collective Choices POLIS, University of Eastern Piedmont.
Chairman of the International Programme in Comparative Analysis of Institutions, Economics and Law - IEL, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino.
Associate Fellow - ICER, Torino.


Antitrust economics, industrial economics, economics of information, law and economics, economics of property and intellectual property (PhD program in Law and Economics, IUSS-Pavia).

Scientific boards and associations

President Elected Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues
Board Member Italian Society for Law and Economics (SIDE-ISLE)
Member of the Editorial Board and Managing Editor of the European Journal of Comparative Economics
Member of the board of Editors, Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues
Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Industrial and Business Economics
Member of the Editorial Board, European Journal of Law and Economics
Advisor for the Forum of the Information Society, Italian Presidency of the Ministers' Council
Forum on The Economic Value of Intellectual Property, Ministry for Higher Education and Intellectual Property, United Kingdom
Advisor for the Federation of the Italian Universities
Advisor for the EU Phare-Twinning Project on the Harmonization of Antitrust in the European Countries
Consultant in Italian antitrust cases
Member of the University Patent Board


Economia e Politica Industriale; Economics of Innovation and New Technology; Journal of Applied Economics; Journal of Cultural Economics; Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humains; Revue MIF, Management, Information & Finance; Industrial and Corporate Change;European Journal of Comparative Economics;European Journal of Law and Economics; Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues; Review of Law and Economics; Journal of Environmental Planning and Management; Contemporary Economic Policy; Economic Inquiry; International Review of Law and Economics; Legisprudence; Journal of Knowledge Economy; Oxford Economic Papers; Referred books and chapter of books for international publishers.

Research activities and interests

Industrial organization, antitrust and regulation, law and economics, intellectual property rights and market structure, information goods and knowledge production, class actions, liability and deterrence.

Selected publications

with MELCARNE Alessandro (2015), "Judicial Independence, Judges’ Incentives and Efficiency", Review of Law and Economics, 11 (2), 149-169.


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