Welcome - Massimo Motta
Massimo Motta is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Research Professor of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. He founded the GSE's Competition and Market Regulation Program and still teaches in this Master.
Prof. Motta's main areas of research are industrial organisation and in particular competition policy, but he has also worked on international trade and multinational firms. His work, widely cited and influential, has been published in the leading international economic journals. His book on Competition Policy: Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2004) is the standard international reference on the economics of antitrust, and is used by teachers, scholars, and practitioners.
He has extensive experience in teaching competition policy (to lawyers, economists, agency officials, and in both undergraduate and graduate courses) and in supervising doctoral dissertations. His former students have obtained important positions in academia, consulting firms, and in competition and regulatory agencies.
Recent Research Papers
- "Have Antitrust Fines in the EU Had Any Effects on the Firms?" (with Luca Aguzzoni and Gregor Langus), CEPR Discussion Paper 6176 (2007).
- Exclusive Dealing: The Interaction between Foreclosure and Investment Promotion" (with Chiara Fumagalli and Thomas Rønde), CEPR Discussion Paper 7240 (2009).
- "A Simple Model of Predation" (with Chiara Fumagalli), CEPR Discussion Paper 7372 (2009).
- "Acquisition of Information and Share Prices: An Empirical Investigation of Cognitive Dissonance" [version 2007] (with Elena Argentesi and Helmut Lütkepohl), German Economic Review, 11(3):381-396, August 2010.
- "Exclusionary Pricing and Rebates When Scale Matters" [version April 2009] (with Liliane Karlinger), CEPR Discussion Paper 6258 (2007); forthcoming in the Journal of Industrial Economics.
- "The Effect of EU Antitrust Investigations and Fines on the Firm Valuation" [version July 2009] by Gregor Langus, Massimo Motta, and Luca Aguzzoni.
- "Exclusive Dealing and Entry, when Buyers Compete" [version Oct 2005] by Chiara Fumagalli and Massimo Motta. (American Economic Review, 96(3), June 2006, 785-795).
- "On the Anticompetitive Effect of Exclusive Dealing when Entry by Merger is Possible" [version Jan 2007] by Chiara Fumagalli, Massimo Motta and Lars Persson. (Journal of Industrial Economics. 47(4), December 2009: 785-811.)
- "Buyers’ Miscoordination, Entry, and Downstream Competition" [version July 2007] Chiara Fumagalli and Massimo Motta. (Economic Journal, 118 (531): 1196-1222, August 2008.)
Recent Policy Papers
- “Settlements in cartel cases”, by Aurora Ascione and Massimo Motta. (In Claus-Dieter Ehlermann and Mel Marquis (eds.), European Competition Law Annual 2008: Antitrust settlements under EC Competition Law, Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp. 67-83 (2010).)
- “The European Commission’s Guidance Communication on Article 82”, by Massimo Motta (European Competition Law Review, 30(12): 593-599).
- “Leniency Programs”, by Michele Polo and Massimo Motta, in 3 ISSUES IN COMPETITION LAW AND POLICY 2219-2228 (ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2008).
- “Cartels in the European Union: Economics, Law, Practice”, by Massimo Motta (pp. 95-134, in Xavier Vives (ed.), Competition in the EU: Fifty Years on from the Treaty of Rome, Oxford University Press, 2009).
- "Excessive Pricing in Competition Law: Never Say Never?" (by Massimo Motta and Alexandre de Streel), in The Pros and Cons of High Prices, Stockholm: Konkurrensverket - Swedish Competition Authority, 2007 (Chapter 2, pp. 14-46.)
- "On Cartel Deterrence and Fines in the European Union", by Massimo Motta (European Competition Law Review, 29(4), 2008: 209-220).
- "Review of Michael Whinston's Lectures on Antitrust Economics", by Massimo Motta (Competition Policy International, 3: 1, Spring 2007, MIT Press, 2006).
- "Michelin II: The Treatment of Rebates", by Massimo Motta (pp. 29-49, in Bruce Lyons (ed.), Cases in European Competition Policy: The Economic Analysis, Cambridge U.P., 2009.)
Artwork by Eduardo Nuñez Valbuena from the cover of the Italian edition of Competition Policy: Theory and Practice