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Home | Projects | Group III: Markets and Social Values in a Globalized Economy

Group III: Markets and Social Values in a Globalized Economy

The Principal Researcher of this Group is Prof. Dr. Miguel Moura e Silva. 

Wealth and income inequality across the world, the global challenges posed by the climate crisis, the regulation of Big Tech in its economic, social and cultural implications, and the post-pandemic recovery create challenges to a global economic order strutured around the paradigm of free markets and limited government intervention as the best way to attain economic growth. This Group is organized to investigate and set up policy and legal solutions to address how these challenges imply possible paradigm shifts in the balance between free markets and new forms of governance in a globalized economy. The group will work on an interdisciplinary basis, combining legal analysis with insights from economics to political science to developing new approaches to find adequate solutions for finding a voice for social values in the context of competitive markets.

The output in this period is very significant, particularly in the publishing of the Competition & Regulation Law Review, in cooperation with the Portuguese Competition Authority, ensuring the participation of researchers from across the globe. 

The post-graduate course on Competition Law and Regulation, with a forthcoming 15th edition in 2021, continues to provide the most thorough course in the field in Portugal, bringing together academics from different backgrounds, mostly lawyers and economists, in private practice and officials from regulators. 

The group has made a significant contribution to research, particularly in the field of competition law, through the database of Portuguese case-law in competition law, making all judgments available in open-access. 


Publications of the Group:


1. National case-law in competition law: past, present and future

Eduardo Paz Ferreira & Miguel Sousa Ferro (coordinators)

2. Public enforcement case-law: collective horizontal practices

Pedro Marques Bom (coordinator)

Ana Nogueira

Sara Rodrigues

Sónia Moura

Valéria Bianco

3. Public enforcement case-law: collective vertical practices

Pedro Marques Bom (coordinator) 

Ana Nogueira

Sara Rodrigues

Sónia Moura

Valéria Bianco

4. Public enforcement case-law: unilateral practices

Miguel Moura e Silva (coordinator)

5. Public enforcement case-law: merger control

Margarida Rosado da Fonseca (coordinator)

Ricardo Bayão Horta

Ana Sofia Jacinto

6. State aid case law (Working paper already available)

António Carlos dos Santos (coordinator)

Eduardo Maia Cadete

Cátia Sousa

Sofia Ricardo Borges

7. Private enforcement case-law (Working paper already available)

Miguel Sousa Ferro (coordinator)

8. Case-law on access to documents

Nuno Ruiz (coordinator) 

9. Case-law on constitutional issues

Mário Marques Mendes (coordinator)

Alexandra Dias Henriques

Analytical index

General index of case-law


As the drafts of each chapter are finalized, these will be made available on this website, in the form of Working Papers. All interested parties are hereby invited to submit comments thereto, so that these may be taken into account in the publication of the final and complete version of the book.