Prof. Emeritus Roberto Pardolesi is widely acknowledged as being one of the most authoritative Italian academicians and practitioners in the fields of antitrust, comparative law, private law, and economic analysis of law. He was a pioneer in the introduction of interdisciplinary law and economics approaches in Italy during the 1970s. He is author and editor of several books and hundreds of articles and essays, and he is constantly involved in conferences, meetings, seminars, and workshops in Italy and worldwide.
Prof. Roberto Pardolesi is Professor Emeritus since 2019 and Full Professor of Comparative Law. At LUISS, he is Scientific Director of the Law & Economics LAB, an interdisciplinary centre focused on research, teaching, and consulting in the areas of the economic analysis of law. Founded in 2003, with 12 affiliates, L&E LAB is the largest research institute specialising in law and economics in Italy.
Born in 1948 in Forlì, Italy, he graduated cum summa laude in Political Sciences at the University of Bari in 1971 and he was awarded a Public Education Ministry Fellowship in 1972. He was Assistant Researcher in the Private Law Institute at the University of Bari in 1974 and a Fulbright Fellow in 1975, receiving the Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago Law School in 1976. He was Acting Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Bari in 1977. He was granted a Council of Europe Fellowship for a stage at the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Patent-, Urheber- und Wettbewerbsrecht of Munich in 1977-1978. He became Full Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Palermo Law School in 1980 and he was appointed as Full Professor at the University of Bari Law School in 1983. He was contributor, with the LUISS team, to the impact study on private enforcement, “Facilitating antitrust damages actions in the EU: welfare impact and potential scenarios”, commissioned by the Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) of the European Commission in view of the publication of the White Paper. In 2010, he was Visiting Professor at the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics, teaching in the European Master in Law and Economics. From 2008 to 2014, he was Judge at the Italian High Court of Sports Justice.
Prof. Roberto Pardolesi is member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, European Mergers Task Force, Steering Committee of the European Association of Law and Economics, Scientific Committee of the Italian Competition Authority, Italian Association of Comparative Law, Italian Society of Sport Law, Italian Commission for Bioethical Problems concerning Procreation. He is co-editor of Il Foro italiano, Mercato concorrenza regole, Danno e responsabilità, and member of the editorial board of Europa e diritto privato, Giurisprudenza commerciale, Rivista critica del diritto privato, The Dovenschmidt Quarterly, and other legal journals.