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Elena Argentesi

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/06 Applied Economics

Curriculum vitae

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PhD in Economics, European University Institute, Florence, 2005
Bachelor Degree in Economics (Summa cum laude), University of Bologna, 1998

Past positions and visiting periods

Assistant professor, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, 2006–2020
Research fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Bologna, 2003 – 2006
Visiting at Tilburg University, June 2014
Visiting at Toulouse School of Economics, June 2014
Visiting at IDEI, University of Toulouse, 2004 and 2006
Marie Curie fellowship visiting student at University of Toulouse, 2002 – 2003

Selected publications
  • The Effect of Mergers on Variety in Grocery Retailing (with Paolo Buccirossi, Roberto Cervone, Tomaso Duso and Alessia Marrazzo), International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2021, 79
  • A retrospective evaluation of the GDF/Suez merger: Effects on the Belgian gas hub (with Albert Banal-Estañol and Jo Seldeslachts), Energy Journal, 2021, 42(6)
  • Merger Policy in Digital Markets: An Ex-Post Assessment (with Paolo Buccirossi, Emilio Calvano, Tomaso Duso, Alessia Marrazzo and Salvatore Nava), Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 2021, 17(1): 95–140
  • Ex-Post Merger Evaluation in the UK Retail Market for Books (with Luca Aguzzoni, Lorenzo Ciari, Tomaso Duso and Massimo Tognoni), Journal of Industrial Economics, 2016, 64 (1): 170–200
  • A Retrospective Merger Analysis in the UK Videogames Market (with Luca Aguzzoni, Paolo Buccirossi, Lorenzo Ciari, Tomaso Duso, Massimo Tognoni and Cristiana Vitale), Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 2014, 10 (4): 933-958
  • Acquisition of information and share prices: An empirical investigation of cognitive dissonance (with Helmut Lütkepohl and Massimo Motta), German Economic Review, 2010, 11(3): 381-396.
  • Estimating market power in a two-sided market: the case of newspapers (with Lapo Filistrucchi), Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2007, 22 (7): 1247-1266

Teaching activity
She has been teaching several courses in economics both athe undergraduate and at the master level in the Forlì Campus since 2006.
She currently teaches Industrial Organisation in the BA in Economics and Business, Economics of Competition in Master in the Master in International Politics and Economics, and Principles of Economics in the master in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs.
She has also delivered specialized trainings in antitrust issues at the Albanian and Bugarian competition agencies and at the ENTranCE For Judges, Florence Competition Programme, European University Institute.

Current institutional activities at the University of Bologna
Joint Committee (Commissione paritetica), School of Economics
Council, School of Economics
Executive Board (Giunta di Dipartimento), Department of Economics
Scientific Committee, Bigiavi Library
Admissions Committee, Master International Politics and Economics
Teaching Committee, Collegio Superiore
Council, the Istituto di Studi Superiori
Scientific Committee, Collegio Superiore
Tutor, Collegio Superiore

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