Sestri Levante 3-5 October 2008
Proceedings
3 October 2008 
5:30 pm – Registration

6:30 pm – Opening Lecture 
Stephen Littlechild (Judge Business School, Cambridge) 

7:30 pm – Cocktail
4 October 2008 
Chairman:
Jean-Pierre Centi (Université Paul Cézanne – Aix-Marseille) 

9:00 – Morning Session
Ruan Yehai & Dong Shijing (Université Paul Cézanne – Aix-Marseille) 
Anti-administrative monopoly and its legal rules in China 
Discussant:
Ronald Cass (Boston University School of Law)

Paul Beaudry (Ogilvy Renault, LLP) 
Against Policy-Induced Competition in the Telecommunications Sector 
Discussant:
Wayne Crews (Competitive Enterprise Institute) 

Juan Kornblihtt (CEICS, Bueons Aires) 
The Monopoly Capital Debate. An approach from Argentina’s economic history 
Discussant:
Vito Tanzi (InterAmerican Development Bank)

2:30 pm – Afternoon Session 
Remigijus Simasius (Lithuanian Free Market Institute) 
Competition Agencies and Competition Distortion. Lithuanian Case 
Discussant:
William Shughart III (University of Mississippi) 

Alberto Martinazzi (Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners) 
The role of competition and consumer policy in the energy, telecoms and banking markets 
Discussant:
Pippo Ranci (Università Cattolica di Milano)


6:30 pm – Panel
The Financial Turmoil: Where It Comes From, Where It Goes 
Chairman:
Daniel Schwammenthal (The Wall Street Journal Europe) 

Participants: 
Lorenzo Bernaldo de Quiros (Freemarket International Consulting) 
Antonio Foglia (Banca del Ceresio) 
Giampaolo Galli (ANIA)
Nikolay Nenovsky (Governing Board, Bulgarian National Bank) 
Alessandro Penati (Università Cattolica di Milano) 


5 October 2008 
Chairman:
Jean-Pierre Centi (Université Paul Cézanne – Aix-Marseille) 

9:00 – Morning Session
Brandon Petelin (London School of Economics) 
A Substantial Step with Vague Consequences: Evaluating China’s Antimonopoly Law 
Discussant:
Victoria Curzon Price (Université de Geneve) 

Georges Vallindas (Université Paul Cézanne – Aix-Marseille) 
Stepping Over the Hurdle Rather Than Jumping Over It: EU Judges Facing Complex Economic Assessment. 
Discussant:
Alberto Pera (Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners)

Parashar Kulkarni (Centre for Development Finance, Chennai, India) 
GATS and Domestic Regulatory Reform: Analysing the Linkages 
Discussant: 
Simon Evenett (Universität St. Gallen)

12:15 – Closing lecture
William Niskanen (Cato Institute)