February 2005, European University Institute, Florence. PhD in Economics (Supervisor: Massimo Motta)
February 1998: University of Bologna. Laurea (BA) in Economics (Summa cum laude)
Past positions and visiting periods
TILEC, Tilburg University, June 2014
Toulouse School of Economics, June 2014
IDEI, University of Toulouse, June - July 2006
Research fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Bologna, October 2003 – February 2006
IDEI, University of Toulouse. RTN visiting fellow at the IDEI, Toulouse (Supervisor: Marc Ivaldi), January – July 2004
University of Toulouse. Marie Curie fellowship visiting student (Supervisor: Paul Seabright), September 2002 – March 2003
Research assistant to Massimo Motta, European University Institute, February 2001 – September 2002.
Applied Economics, Economica, Economic Journal, Empirical Economics, Information Economics and Policy, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Cultural Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Media Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Industrial Organization, Rivista di Politica Economica, Small Business Economics, Southern Economic Journal.
Conferences and seminars
Workshop in honour of Massimo Motta, European University Institute, October 2018.
COunterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation 2018 (COMPIE), Berlin, September 2018.
Invited Seminar, Italian Competition Authority, March 2018.
Annual conference of the Association of Competition Economics, Madrid, November 2017.Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Maastricht, September 2017.
Annual conference of the Association of Competition Economics, Amsterdam, November 2016.
33rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics, Bologna, September 2016.
CRESSE Conference on “Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation”, Rhodes, July 2016.
Expert speaker at the Workshop on Competition in the Food Retail Sector, European Parliament, May 2016.
2nd Annual BECCLE Competition Policy Conference, Bergen, April 2016.Third International Meeting in Law & Economics, Paris, April 2016
Lear Conference 2015 “Antitrust Economics 2.0”, Rome, June 2015 (invited speaker on Competition in advertising markets)
Workshop "Economic impact of competition policies on the functioning of the energy markets”, DG-Competition, European Commission, Brussels, June 2015.
Seminar, Copenhagen Business School, February 2015.
Workshop “Industrial Organization: Theory, Empirics and Experiments” Alberobello (Bari), June 2014.
Seminar, Department of Economics, Tilburg University, June 2014.
Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Evora, September 2013.
Keynote speaker, Workshop on “Time Series and Competition Policy”, Stellenbosch University (South Africa), March 2013.
Annual Meeting of the Italian Economic Society, Matera, October 2012.
CRESSE Conference on “Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation”, Crete, July 2012.
IDEI/Microsoft Workshop on the economics of online search and search advertising, Paris, March 2012.
Workshop ‘Industrial Organization: Theory, Empirics and Experiments’, Otranto (Lecce), June 2011.
Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Istanbul, September 2010.
Trento Festival of Economics, June 2010. Invited lecture on Mass media (with Lapo Filistrucchi)
Workshop “Advances in Industrial Organization”, Vienna, April 2010.
Seminar, CentER, Tilburg, June 2008.
ASSET Conference, Padua, November 2007.
Fifth Workshop on Media Economics, University of Bologna (local organizer), October 2007.
Annual Congress of the Econometric Society European Meeting (ESEM), Vienna, August 2006.
Seminar, WZB, Berlin, July 2006.
Sixth CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization, Madeira, May 2006.
International Industrial Organization Conference 2006, Boston, April 2006.
CEPR Conference on “Competition Policy for International Development, Growth and Trade”, Brussels, December 2005.
CEPR Young Researchers Meeting, DG Competition, Brussels, December 2005.
EUI Competition Day, Florence, November 2005.
XXI Jornadas de Economía Industrial, Bilbao, September 2005.
CEPR European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory 2005, Gerzensee (Switzerland), July 2005.
International Industrial Organization Conference, Atlanta, April 2005.
Seminar, Maison de Sciences Economiques, Paris, March 2005.
(EC)2 Conference: The Econometrics of Industrial Organization, Marseille, December 2004.
ASSET Conference, Barcelona, November 2004.
Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (EEA), Madrid, August 2004.
Fifth CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization, Hydra, May 2004.
Workshop in Media Economics, Bergen, October 2003.
Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Helsinki, August 2003.
Fourth CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization, Leuven, May 2003.
Organization of conferences/seminars
Organizer (with Francesca Barigozzi and Vincenzo Denicolò) of the Fifth Workshop on Media Economics, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, October 2007.
Organizer of the internal seminars at the Department of Economics, University of Bologna, September 2006 - July 2009.
Member of the Selection Committee for the Collegio Superiore, University of Bologna (2012 - 2016)
Member of the PhD defense committee of Arun Kaushik, European Doctorate in Law & Economics, Rotterdam (March 2015)
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Workshop on Media Economics (2007-2009)
Member of the Selection Committee for the EARIE Conference (Toulouse, 2008).
Senior Adviser at Lear (September 2014 – present)
Participation in a project for the UK Competition and Markets Authority: "Past merger assessment in the technology sector", 2019.
Participation in a Study on the State aid rules for access to finance for SMEs for the European Commission, Directorate General for Competition, 2019.
Training to the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition for a project coordinated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), April 2018.
Member of a team of technical experts (coordinated by ICF and DIW Berlin) that prepared the study "The economic impact of enforcement of competition policies on the functioning of energy markets" for the European Commission, Directorate General for Competition (2014-2015).
Participation in a project (coordinated by Lear) for the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets "Mergers in the Dutch grocery sector: an ex-post evaluation: Assessing the effects on price and non-price dimensions of competition" (2014–2015).
Participation in a team (coordinated by Lear) that entered into a framework agreement with the World Bank to provide consultancy services in relation to the activities of the World Bank Competition Policy Thematic Group (September 2013 – present).
Participation in a project (coordinated by Lear) for the UK Competition Commission "The ex-post evaluation of two mergers" (2010–2011).
Collaboration to the preparation of a report commissioned to the TILEC (University of Tilburg) by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets on a merger in the yellow pages market (2008).