Online Activities of the ASCOLA chapters

The regional ASCOLA chapters continue their efforts in enabling scholars to stay in touch: There is a fantastic series of talks and seminars hosted by our regional chapters, following the original initiative of ASCOLA UK with the “Competition Law in Isolation” talks. For current information on what is on, please join the mailing lists or check the current programme on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Ascola on Twitter
Ascola on LinkedIn

ASCOLA Asia Website

AscolaUK on Twitter
AscolaUK on LinkedIn

ASCOLA Brasil on LinkedIn

ASCOLA Central Europe on LinkedIn

ASCOLA Eurasia on Twitter ASCOLA Eurasia on LinkedIn

ASCOLA France on Twitter

ASCOLA Italy on LinkedIn

ASCOLA Nordic on LinkedIn

ASCOLA India on LinkedIn

ASCOLA South East Europe on LinkedIn

ASCOLA South East Europe Website

2020 ASCOLA Best Junior Paper Award

The 2020 ASCOLA Junior Best Paper Award went to Andrew McLean of University College London for his paper “A Financial Capitalism Perspective on Start-up Acquisitions”. The paper is accessible here: The award which has a small tradition already in ASCOLA was presented by Fabiana Di Porto and Rupprecht Podszun in the name of the jury. Scholars have to be below the age of 35 for entering this little competition at the ASCOLA Annual Conference.

2021 Conference in Porto – Call for Papers

ASCOLA plans to hold its next conference in Porto (Portugal), hopefully with the presence of many of our members if the situation allows us to. Our local host is Professor Sofia Pais with her colleagues and team at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. The conference is set for 1-3 July 2021. The Call for Papers 2021 is out – please check the document here with all the relevant deadlines and information! Originally, we had planned to hold the 2020 conference in Porto already, but switched to a virtual format due to the pandemic. We look forward to our next conference and encourage all scholars to send in their proposals!

Here is the Call for Papers (updated on 29 January 2021).


The Ascola 2020 Virtual Conference

The 2020 Ascola Conference was held in a virtual format with nearly 100 talks and presentations within three days – it became an overwhelming success with hundreds of participants joining from around the world. Talks included presentations by the Executive Vice President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, an economics expert panel with Steven Salop, Dennis Carlton and Dan Rubinfeld, a session for young academics on their future prospects, several book presentations and of course panels with many discussions on hot topics of antitrust and competition. The event was organised by the three members of our Executive Board and their teams, Michal Gal (Haifa), Peter Picht (Zurich) and Rupprecht Podszun (Düsseldorf). You can find a vast collection of papers, recordings and information on the conference at the conference website: For a selection of photos see here!


2021 Conference in Porto

After a few weeks in which we enjoyed the positive memories of our successful virtual conference, it is now time to look forward again.
After the conference is before the conference!
We very much hope to hold a conference with physical presence next year. Planned venue is Porto. More information will follow.