During the last years, Alemanno’s research has been centred on the role of science and expertise within the emerging law and policy of risk regulation in both the EU and the WTO legal orders. In particular, he is interested in the relationship between the regulatory competence of states in furtherance of domestic policies of general interest and concern, such as public health and food safety, and the preservation of a liberal international trade framework. He explores, in particular, the use of scientific evidence and behavioural research in regulatory decision-making and in the judicial review of science-based measures by courts. At present, he is working on the emerging phenomenon of disclosure of risk-related information, by focusing on the intersection between consumer information/concerns and the law of the EU/WTO. He aims at exploring the extent to which members of the World Trade Organization possess regulatory autonomy to integrate socio-economic considerations in the pursuance of their domestic policies of general interest. His newest area of work looks at the role of law in regulating lifestyle choices by integrating the insights of behavioural research in areas such as alcohol, tobacco and nutrition. He is currently co-editing a volume provisionally titled 'Regulating Lifestyle Risks - Europe, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets' (Cambridge University Press, 2014 - with Amandine Garde
). He is also working on a textbook devoted to the EU law of risk regulation (Hart Publishing, 2014).
Alemanno has published Trade in Food - Regulatory and Judicial Approaches in the EC and the WTO
(Cameron May, 2007), a monograph devoted to the evolving and emotive area of food and trade law. He has edited several volumes, among which Governing Disasters - The Challenges of Emergency Risk Regulation
(Edward Elgar, 2011), Better Business Regulation in a Risk Society
(Springer, 2013), New Directions in EU Food Law & Policy - The First Ten Years of the European Food Safety Authority
(Ashgate, 2013). He has also published extensively in academic journals such as the Harvard International Law Journal, the European Law Journal, the Columbia Journal of European Law, the European Journal of Consumer Law, European Public Law and the Revue du Droit de l’Union européenne
. He has contributed to several edited volumes
. His work has also appeared in several national and international media, such as the Huffington Post
, Le Monde
, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
, Le Point
, Les Echos
, Il Sole 24 Ore
, via the publication of Op-Eds and interviews.
Alberto is a regular speaker at international conferences and has also taught at Georgetown University Law Center
, Harvard School of Public Health
, Michigan State University
, Amsterdam Free University, Bocconi University, Tsinghua Law School, Liège Law School, Duke Law School, the Academy of European Law (ERA), the European Institute of Public Admnistration (EIPA), EDHEC Business School, Lyon Jean Moulin III Law School, MGIMO Moscow University, Lyon Catholic University, Fribourg Law School, Scuola Superiore del Sant'Anna (Pisa), Collegio Ghislieri (Pavia), Collegio Europeo di Parma, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Pekin Law School and Macau Law School.
Alberto received the prestigious Chauncey Starr Award from the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) in 2011 for outstanding achievement by a young risk analyst in science and public policy who shows exceptional promise for continued contributions to risk analysis. He was one of the finalists of the HEC Teaching Innovation Award in 2009 and the winner of the 2012 Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of St Gallen MBL Programme. He received the 2013 ECTA Award for the Best Paper in Trademark Law.
SSRN World Top Law Authors: ranked 68 / 3000 (October 2013)
Google Scholars: H-Index 12, Publications 43, Total citations: 661