Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Prize in Florence (by Francesc Trillas)

At the Conference on European Energy Markets in Florence last week, John J. García Rendón and myself were awarded the Loyola de Palacio Best Paper Prize. Here you can see a picture and you can read the paper in my web page. In case you are an insider in Spanish politics you may be wondering what sort of companies do I keep lately. In fact, the prize has this name because it is awarded by the Loyola de Palacio Chair, that belongs to the Florence School of Regulation, and which is named after the late Spanish (conservative) politician and former EU Commissioner. You may also be wondering which jury did I manage to bribe, and from the calibre of the members you can infer that we were surprisingly awarded the prize with no side deals. The members of the jury included David Newbery from Cambridge University and Frank Wolak from Stanford.