Alberto Alemanno is Associate Professor of Law at HEC Paris, where he holds a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law & Risk Regulation. He teaches EU law, International Economic Law, Global Antitrust and Risk Regulation. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches Global Risk Regulation, and a qualified attorney at law in New York since 2004. Prior to join the HEC faculty, he clerked for Judge Allan Rosas and Judge Alexander Arabadjiev at the Court of Justice of the European Union and for Enzo Moavero Milanesi at the European General Court. He previously worked as a Teaching Assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges.
Originally from Italy, Alemanno earned a Laurea in Giurisprudenza cum laude from the Università degli Studi di Torino, LLM degrees from Harvard Law School and the College of Europe, and a PhD in International Law & Economics from Bocconi University.
He has published Trade in Food: Regulatory and Judicial Approaches in the EC and the WTO (Cameron May, 2007), and several volumes, among which Governing Disasters: The Challenges of Emergency Risk Regulation (Edward Elgar, 2011). He has also published extensively in academic journals such as the Harvard International Law Journal, the European Law Journal, the European Journal of Consumer Law, European Public Law and Revue du Droit de l’Union européenne. He is the founder and editor of the European Journal of Risk Regulation. He is the former Chair of the Risk Policy and Law Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis.
Professor Alemanno is a regular speaker at international conferences and has also taught at Georgetown University Law Center, Bocconi University, Liège Law School, the Academy of European Law (ERA), the European Institute of Public Admnistration (EIPA), EDHEC Business School, Lyon Law School, Fribourg Law School, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa) and Macau Law School.
L'interdiction de fumer dans les bars est le symptôme d'une transformation culturelle: en quelques années, les lois anti-tabac ont fait évoluer les normes sociales. Mais ce n'est qu'un début. Avec le "nudging", de nouvelles techniques d'influence font leur apparition, qui posent de réels problèmes éthiques et juridiques. Jusqu'où peut-on aller pour forcer les gens à prendre de bonnes décisions?
The recently-adopted smoking bans in bars and restaurants epitomize a cultural transformation. By creating an environment where smoking becomes increasingly more difficult, the bans help shift social norms away from the acceptance of smoking in everyday life and promotes public rejection of cigarettes. And this is only the beginning. New public policies such as nudging smokers are now developed, raising legal and moral issues.