Evaluating the Impact of Price Caps : Evidence from the European Roam-Like-at-Home Regulation

FBK-IRVAPP is pleased to invite you to the following seminar: Evaluating the Impact of Price Caps : Evidence from the European Roam-Like-at-Home Regulation

With the participation of Giulia Canzian

Language: the seminar is held in English.

Abstract The roam-like-at-home regulation (RLAH) eliminated all mobile roaming surcharges to European consumers travelling within the European Economic Area (EEA). We measure the causal impact of the regulation on EEA roaming traffic, using the Rest of the World as a control group. We find large and heterogeneous effects on retail and wholesale traffic volumes and revenues. To evaluate the welfare effects of the regulation, we develop a framework that includes consumer surplus, retail and wholesale profits. The gains in consumer surplus are large, and mainly stem from data services. The consumer gains are proportionately larger in small, open economies and in countries with previously high roaming prices. Finally, total welfare increases considerably, because the consumer surplus gains far outweigh profit losses. As such, the removal of market power more than compensates for a distortion from a possible overconsumption at zero surcharges.

The seminar will be held on the web conference platform Google meet.


  • Giulia Canzian is a Research Fellow at the Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation (CC-ME), part of the Modelling, Indicators & Impact Evaluation unit at the JRC. She has a degree in economics from the University of Trento, and she obtained a PhD in Economics and Management from the same university discussing a thesis on Agent Based Macroeconomics. Before joining the JRC, she was Junior Research Fellow at FBK-IRVAPP (Trento). She also had extensive teaching experience (undergraduate level) at the University of Trento. Her research interests are policy evaluation, industrial economics, behavioral economics and agent-based modelling.


Registration to this event is mandatory.

Registration closed on 16/09/2021.

The registration is free of charge. You will receive an invitation through google calendar the day before the seminar to facilitate the access to the virtual room.

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