OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

Cristina Volpin

OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
Competition Expert

Cristina Volpin is a Competition Expert at the OECD, where she conducts research on various competition law and policy topics for the OECD Competition Committee and provides capacity-building to competition authorities and members of the judiciary. At the OECD, she leads the work on sustainability and competition and authored a number of research studies, including with a focus on competition enforcement and policy in labour markets, digital markets, innovation, and the economic recovery. She is a qualified lawyer in Italy, where she worked in two top-tier Italian law firms (Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners, and Chiomenti). Cristina obtained a Ph.D. in EU Competition Law from the University of Padua, where she also graduated in Law. Before joining the OECD, she was an associate lecturer in competition law at Queen Mary University of London. She recently completed a postgraduate course on Business Sustainability Management from the University of Cambridge. She is editor of the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice and a Fellow at the Centre for Law, Economics and Society at University College London. She has published in the Common Market Law Review and other leading journals. Her book on burden and standard of proof in EU competition law is in preparation.

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6024 Review

Eric Posner, Cristina Volpin Labor monopsony and European competition law


Recent economic research indicates that labor markets tend to be highly concentrated, and that employers use mergers, no-poaching agreements, and related collusive behavior to further concentrate labor markets and exploit labor market power at the expense of workers. In the United States, this (...)

Ruben Maximiano, Matteo Giangaspero, Cristina Volpin Main challenges in adjudicating competition law cases (9th OECD/Korea Policy Centre Competition Law Seminar for Asia-Pacific Judges - Bangkok, May 30–31st, 2019)


Every year the OECD/Korea Policy Centre offers judges in Asia-Pacific an opportunity to discuss competition law and competition economics in order to endow judges in the region with the tools to deal with competition cases in their jurisdictions. 1. The ninth OECD/Korea Policy Centre (...)

Pedro Caro de Sousa, Pedro Gonzaga, James Mancini, Cristina Volpin, Sabine Zigelski OECD: The 2019 Competition Open Day discusses cutting-edge topics recently addressed by the OECD Competition Committee (Feb. 27th, 2019, Paris)


The first OECD Competition Open Day took place on 27th February 2019. Its purpose was for the OECD to reach out to the broader competition policy community, including practitioners, businesses, academics and students, in the work of the OECD. While the work of the OECD Competition Committee is (...)

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