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Protecting consumers from higher prices due to AI

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Price-setting algorithms can lead to non-competitive prices, which the law cannot stop, EUI Professor of Economics Giacomo Calzolari and colleagues write in Science.

CIVICA seminar series on public sector digital transformation

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EUI Ph.D. researchers working on the area of public sector digital transformation are welcome to join an on-going online seminar series organised by the Hertie School and Bocconi University. The seminars, open to CIVICA members, provide an opportunity to share research and to network with other scholars interested in the topic.

The EU Digital Markets Act

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The European Commission's DG Competition is both considering a new competition tool to speed up competition law enforcement, while at the same time proposing new regulation of the so-called 'digital-gatekeepers', such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook. In December, these two efforts could be merged in the EU Digital Markets Act (DMA). Read take-aways from a recent RSC conference on the proposal.

The 2020 US elections

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While Donald Trump has yet to concede victory, Joseph Biden has been called as the president-elect of the United States. Read take-aways from an interdisciplinary post-election seminar organised at the EUI.

Halting COVID-19 by targeting high-contact individuals

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EUI Professor of Sociology Arnout van de Rijt and CNRS/Sorbonne Research Fellow Gianluca Manzo combine social network analysis and computational simulations to show that isolating and treating just a small number of ‘super-spreaders’ could dramatically improve the ability to contain the pandemic, and would be more efficient than blanket measures. Their research was recently published in the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.

EUI and University of West Indies e-dialogue on trade

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The EUI and its partner the University of West Indies discussed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade in their inaugural e-dialogue session. Dean of External Relations and Robert Schuman Chair Professor of Economics Bernard Hoekman represented the EUI.

A quick take on a nail-biter election

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Political scientist Richard Maher, a former member of the EUI and expert on US politics, gives his take on the 2020 US presidential election. Read a short interview to find out what the results indicate in terms of the American electorate, the effect of the pandemic and trans-Atlantic relations.

COVID-19: Important information for the EUI community and visitors

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The EUI has implemented numerous measures to counter the spread of COVID-19. Read more about the latest information and guidelines for the EUI community and visitors, and find out about the Institute's COVID-19 Knowledge Hub.

Publications


CADMUS

Seconde nature: rematérialiser les sciences de Bacon à Tocqueville

by Stéphane van Damme

In this volume, intellectual historian Stéphane van Damme, challenges the foundations of the history of science.  By renewing the dialogue with anthropology, he invites the discipline to re-establish itself on other, more humanistic bases.

Resisting Europe: practices of contestation in the Mediterranean Middle East

by Raffaella Del Sarto and Simone Tholens (eds) 

This book examines the diverse modalities by which states in the Mediterranean Middle East and North Africa (MENA) reject, resist, challenge, modify, or entirely change European policies and preferences and provides rich empirical evidence of these contestation practices in the fields of migration and border control, banking and finance, democracy promotion, and telecommunications. 

The politics of EU judicial support after the Arab Spring: from independence to efficiency

by Gaia Taffoni

Based on original empirical research, the book reports findings on how networks of actors involved in the implementation of EU-funded programs handle policy ideas and interests, and by doing so influence policy outcomes in the area of judicial reform in the MENA region. This study covers both the institutional and the organizational/managerial dimensions of justice, thus shedding light on the two most relevant and critical factors for innovation in the domain of justice.

Big tech and the digital economy: the moligopoly scenario

by Nicolas Petit

This book asks a simple question: are the tech giants monopolies? Using economics, business and management science as well legal reasoning, this book offers a new perspective on big tech, building a theory of 'moligopoly'.

Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean: Trends, risks, development and governance

by Philippe Fargues, Marzia Rango, Emma Borgnas and Irene Schofberger (eds)

This volume, available in open access, equips policymakers and practitioners in Africa and Europe with an up-to-date, consolidated picture of key aspects of migration from and within West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean over the past two years.

Constitutionalism under stress: Essays in honour of Wojciech Sadurski

by Uladzislau Belavusau and Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias (eds)

This volume, a Festschrift in honour of former head of the EUI's Law Department Wojciech Sadurski, reflects on comparative constitutionalism in Central and Eastern Europe through the lens of his writings, which anticipated and scrutinized the current decline of liberal democracies and populist challenges to the rule of law in the region.