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Last update: June 15 2017                                                           

Personal Information

Nationality Italian
Family Status      Married, two daughters (born 2013 and 2015) 
Born June 3rd 1971 in Padua, Italy


07/2002 Doctor Rerum Politicarum (Ph.D.), Humboldt University Berlin
03/1996 Laurea in Economia, Ca´Foscari UniversityVenice

© DIW Berlin/Barbara Dietl

Academic Positions

since 04/2013
Head of Department Firms and Markets at the DIW Berlin
since 04/2011
Professor, Dusseldorf Institute for Competition Economic, Heinrich-Heine University
08/2004 - 03/2011 Research Fellow, Department of Economics, Humboldt University Berlin
08/2004 - 03/2011
Research Fellow,  Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), CIC Unit
03/2003 - 07/2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Vienna
01/2002 - 02/2003 Research Fellow, Department of Economics, Humboldt University Berlin
09/1998 - 12/2001
Junior Research Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), CIC Unit

Other Positions

since 06/2015 Speaker, Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP)  
since 06/2005 Senior Adviser, Laboratorio di Economia, Antitrust e Regolamentazione (LEAR) 
09/2006 - 09/2012  
Member of Executive Committee, European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE)
10/2013 Visiting Lecturer - Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
05/2011 Lecturer - Competition and Innovation Summer School
04/2010 Visiting Lecturer - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
05/2009 Visiting Lecturer - IMT Lucca
01/2009 Visiting Lecturer - University of Frankfurt
05/2008 Visiting Lecturer - University of Padova
04/2008 Visiting Lecturer - Bonn Graduate School of Economics
10/2005 - 03/2011
Faculty member - Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS)
08/2004 - 03/2011  Member - German Science Foundation SFB /Transregio "Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems"
03/2003 - 07/2004 Affiliate Research Fellow - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), CIC Unit

Administrative Duties

09/2011 - 03/2013 Member, Faculty Council of the Faculty of Business and Economics, Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf
01/2008 - 12/2010 Member, Academic Council of the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB)
01/2006 - 12/2007 Deputy Member, Academic Council of the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB)

Awards and Honors

06/2017Member – Arbeitskreis Wettbewerbsökonomie, Bundeskartellamt
06/2017Research Fellow – CESIfo 
01/2016Member, Netzwerk Verbraucherforschung, Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz
03/2015  Wissenschaftspreis 2015, German Association in Health Economics
10/2013                  Member, Arbeitskreis Kartellrecht, Bundeskartellamt 
02/2013Member, Auschuss für Industrieökonomik, Verein für Socialpolitik
05/2007 SAP Best Strategy Paper Award, Annual Conference on Corporate Strategy, Vallendart
10/2006 Hans-Jürgen Ewers Prize, Berlin
08/2003 Young Economist Award, European Economic Association (EEA), Stockhom
08/2000 Young Economist Award, European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Lausanne
1999, 2000, 2001, 
2003, 2006, 2010
Lecture Prize for Young Economists from the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association)
04/1997-09/1998 Doctoral Scholarship: German Science Foundation (DFG)

Research Grants

2015 - 2019 Leibniz Association, Leibniz Science Campus "Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies - BCCP" (principal investigator & speaker) € 638,000     
2014 - 2019 German Science Foundation (DFG), Research Training Group "Competition Economics" (co-principal investigator) € 2,380,000    
2014 - 2016 German Science Foundation (DFG), "Parallel imports, innovations, and generics: Competition in the German market for oral anti-diabetics" (co-principal investigator with Annika Herr) € 116.200

2008 - 2011 German Science Foundation (DFG) - SFB Transregio 15 "Governance and the Efficiency of Economics Systems", project "Competition Policy as Governance of Competition Processes" (co-investigator, principal investigators: Lars-Hendrik Röller and Ulrich Kamecke) € 530,000
2007 - 2009 Leibniz Association, Research and Innovation Pact, "Competition and Innovation" (co-principal investigator with Susanne Prantl and Lars-Hendrik Röller), € 201.300 (total amount € 984.000)
2006 Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Conference Grant, (principal investigator) € 20.000
2004 - 2007 German Science Foundation (DFG) - SFB Transregio 15 "Governance and the Efficiency of Economics Systems", project "New Markets and Endogenous Regulation: A Political Economic Approach" (co-investigator, principal investigator: Lars-Hendrik Röller) € 256,000
 2002 - 2003 German Science Foundation (DFG), project "The Political Economy of  Deregulation Processes: An Empirical Approach" (co-investigator, principal investigator: Lars-Hendrik Röller) € 287,250

PhD Supervision
Kevin Ducbao Tran (main thesis advisor). DIW Berlin, 2015 
Maximilian Schäfer
(main thesis advisor).
 DIW Berlin, 2015 
Pauline Affeldt (main thesis advisor). Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS), 2014
Marie Le Mouel (main thesis advisor). DIW Berlin, 2013
Caroline Stiel (second thesis advisor). DIW Berlin, 2012
Anna Lu (main thesis advisor). DICE, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, 2012–2017
Lars Zeigermann (main thesis advisor). DICE, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, 2012–
Moritz Suppliet (main thesis advisor). DICE, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, 2010–2015
Miyu Lee (second thesis advisor). Humboldt University Berlin, 2008–2015

PhD Thesis Committee
Juliette Rey. Paris School of Economics, 2016
Marianna Marino. EPFL Lausanne, 2013
Pau Castells. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2012

Research Visits

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - May-July 2012; UCLA - May 2010; Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, April-May 2010; IMT Lucca, May 2009; University of Frankfurt, January ; 2009; University of Padua, May 2008; Bonn Graduate School of Economics, April 2008; City University London, October 2007; LMU University, Munich, May 2007 ; University of Vienna, August 2006; University of Vienna, May 2005; WZB, Juli 2003; Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IUI), Stockholm, Mai 2003

Invited Seminars & Workshops

Chief Economist Team, DG Competition, Brussels (2018 - scheduled); Tel Aviv University, Tel aviv (2018 -- scheduled); Paris School of Economics (2017); Toulouse School of Economics (2017); Annual Conference of the Association of Competition Economics, Marid (2017); Embassy Lab on Sharing Economy, Berlin (2017); NIE - workshop in Industrial Economics, Loughborough (2017); CCP/UEA Conference ‘Competition Issues in Pharmaceuticals: The Challenges Ahead’, London (2017); Vienna University of Economics and Business (2017); ACE annual conference, Amsterdam (2016); ACM conference 'Impact Assessment of Interventions of Competition and Consumer Authorities', Amsterdam (2016); OECD workshop on the ex-post evaluation of Competition Authorities' enforcement decisions, Paris (2016); E.CA Economics Expert Forum, Berlin, (2016); 3rd International Meeting in Law & Economics, Paris (2016); University Milano Cattolica (2016); OECD Final workshop on the ex-post evaluation of Competition Authorities’ enforcement decisions, Paris (2015); Copenhagen Business School (2015); Workshop Looking beyond the direct effects of the work of competition authorities: Deterrence and Macro-economic impact, European Commission, Brussels (2015); COEURE Workshop on Competition and regulation in markets for goods and services, Brussels (2015); Workshop on the functioning of energy markets, European Commission, Brussels (2015);  COEURE Workshop on R&D, Innovation, and Growth, Brussels (2015)OECD Capacity building workshop on the ex-post evaluation of Competition Authorities’ enforcement decisions, Paris, (2015); 48. FIW- Symposion, Innsbruck (2015); UNU-Merit Maastrict (2014); Ifo Institute, Munich (2014); TILEC, (2014); Tilburg University (2014); CREST Paris (2014); Bruegel, Brussels (2014); EU Commission, DG Competition (2014); University of Würzburg (2014); University of Lausanne (2013); University of Cologne (2013); University of Gießen (2013); University of Padua, March 2013 (scheduled); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mai (2012); CCP University of East Anglia, March 2012; University of Linz, December 2011; MPI Bonn, October 2011;  University of Bologna, Center of Law and Economics, October 2011; DIW, Berlin, October 2011; Humboldt University Berlin, Juli 2011; WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, November 2010; University of Copenhagen, June 2010; Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, April 201; DICE Düsseldorf, February 2010; Center for Economic Studies, KU Leuven, February 2010; University Paris-Nanterre, Paris, January 2010; VU Amsterdam, December 2009; University of Zurich, Zurich, December 2009; University of Cologne, July 2009; Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, February 2009; Norwegian Competition Authority, Bergen, February 2009; DIW, Berlin, November 2008; University of Padua, May 2008; UK Competition Commission, October 2007; City University London, October 2007; LMU Munich (business), INNO-tech Seminar, Mai 2007; LMU Munich (economics), Research Seminar, Mai 2007; University of Mannheim, April 2007; University of Linz, June 2006; University of Vienna, May 2005; University of Amsterdam, ACLE, March 2005; Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IUI), Stockholm, May 2003; Erasmus University, Rotterdam, November 2002 ; University of Vienna, June 2002; University of; Bologna, March 2001; University of Padua, March 2001; Ca` Foscari University, Venice, March 2001

International Refereed Conferences

Verein für Socialpolitik Annual Conference, Vienna (2017); Annual Meeting of the IO Section of the German Economic Association (2017); EARIE Conference, Milan (2014); Verein für Socialpolitik Annual Conference, Düsseldorf (2013); 5th LEAR conference "The Economics of Merger Control" (2013); CCP summer conference "Institutions and Competition Policy" (2013); Annual Meeting of the IO Section of the German Economic Association (2013); More Pros and Cons of Merger Control, Stockholm (2012); SEA Conference, Whashington DC, (2011); EARIE Conference, Stockholm, (2011)ACLE Confernece "Competition Policy for Emerging Economies: When and How?", Amsterdam, May 2011; EARIE Conference, Istanbul, September 2010; IIOC Conference, Vancouver, May 2010; Workshop Advances in Industrial Organisation”, Vienna, April 2010; RNIC Conference Antitrust and Innovation”, Vienna, October 2009; EARIE Conference, Ljubljana, September 2009; ACLE Conference “To Enforce and Comply: Incentives inside Corporations and Agencies”, Amsterdam, March 2009; 16th WZB-RNIC Conference “Deterrence in Competition Policy”, Berlin, October 2008; EARIE Conference, Toulouse, September 2008; SFB TR-15 Conference, Gummersbach, April 2008; Workshop EC Competition Enforcement Data, Amsterdam, April 2008; ASSET Conference, Padua, November 2007; EARIE Conference, Valencia, September 2007; 6th SFB TR-15 Conference, Mannheim, March 2007; ASSET Conference, Lisbon, November 2006; 14th WZB-CEPR Conference “Antitrust and Innovation”, Berlin, October 2006 (organizer and discussant); 5th Conference on Applied Infrastructure Research, Berlin, October 2006; EEA Conference, Vienna, August 2006; 4th SFB TR-15 Conference, Caputh, March 2006; CEPR conference “Competition Policy for International Development, Growth and Trade”, Brussels, December 2005; CEPR conference “The Effectiveness of Competition Policy: Issues and Methods”, Paris, November 2005; ASSET Conference, Rethymnon , October 2005; EARIE Conference, Porto, September 2005; Recht und Ökonomie im Europäischen Wettbewerbsrecht, Freiburg, July 2005; Behavioral Industrial Organization, Berlin, June 2005 (Discussant); International Industrial Organization Conference 2005, Atlanta, April 2005; Remedies and Sanctions in Competition Policy, Amsterdam, February 2005; 15th (EC)2 Conference: The Econometrics of Industrial Organisation, Marseille, December 2004; Southern Economic Association 74th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, November 2004; 3rd Conference on Applied Infrastructure Research, Berlin, October 2004 (Discussant); EARIE Conference, Berlin, September 2004; NOeG Conference, Vienna, May 2004; EEA Conference, Stockholm, August 2003; ECARES-CEPR TMR Conference, Brussels, November 2002; 11th WZB-CEPR Conference “Innovation Policy in International Markets”, Berlin, October 2002 (Discussant); EARIE Conference, Madrid, September 2002; RES Annual Conference, Durham, April 2001; 9th WZB-CEPR Conference “Antitrust Issues in International Markets”, Berlin, December 2000; EARIE Conference, Lausanne, September 2000; EEA Congress, Bolzano, August 2000; 2nd CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization, Lisbon, July 2000; YEC (Young Economists Conference) Oxford, March 2000; EARIE Conference, Turin, September 1999; YEM (Young Economists Meeting), Amsterdam, April 1999; EEA Congress, Berlin, September 1998; SMYE  (Spring Meeting of Young Economists), Berlin, April 1998

Workshops and Summer Schools

Workshop on "Competition Law", Tübingen, February 2007; Workshop on "Economic Patriotism and National Champions", Berlin, October 2006 (keynote speaker); CEC - CIC Workshops on "Economic Analysis and EU Competition Policy" and "Competition Policy in the Software Industry", Berlin, September 2004; E.E.A. Summer School 1999, "Regulation of European Markets", Toulouse, September 1999; CIE, Summer School 1998 , "Industrial Economics and Competition Policy", Copenhagen, July 1998

Professional Activities

  • Refereeing for

Journals: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy; Applied Economics Quarterly; Contemporary Economic Policy; Economica; Economic Analysis and Policy; Economic Journal; Economics of Governance; European Economic Review; Economic Policy; Geneva Risk and Insurance Review; Information Economics and Policy; International Journal of the Economics of Business; International Journal of Industrial Organization; International Review of Law and Economics; Journal of Comparative Economics; Journal of Competition Law and Economics; Journal of the European Economic Association; Journal of Industrial Economics; Journal of Industry, Competition, and Trade; Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics; Journal of Law and Economics; Journal of Management Studies; Journal of Productivity Analysis; Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik; Public Choice; The RAND Journal of Economics; The Review of Economics and Statistics; The Review of Industrial Economics; The Review of Network Economics; Small Business Economics 

Publishers: Cambridge University Press; Edwar Elgar Publishing; Elsevier Publisher; Wikipedia 

Institutions: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG); Israel Science Foundation (IFS); German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF); Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Onb); Research Foundation - Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen, FWO)

  • Co-Editor
    • DIW Wochenbericht (since 2013)
    • Quarterly Journal of Economic Research (since 2013)

Press Coverage

Wechsel aus Grundversorgung zum Billigtarif lohnt sichHandelsblatt, by Klaus Stratmann, February 06, 2018

Insolvenz von Air Berlin:Bloß nicht zu billig, Die Zeit, by Zacharias Zacharakis, October 12, 2017

Sobald der Wettbewerb sinkt, steigen die Preise, Berliner Zeitung, by Lisa-Maria Röhling, October 13, 2017

Avec Air Berlin, Lufthansa s'arroge le ciel allemandLe Mondeby Cécile Boutelet, October 13, 2017

Die Nutella-KriseDie Zeitby Nadine Oberhuber, October 11, 2017

Edeka lässt Tengelmann im EinkaufskörbchenHandelsblattby Dana Heide, Christoph Kapalschinski, Florian Kolf, January 25, 2016

Höhere Preise, weniger AuswahlDie Zeit, by Zacharias Zacharakis, January 12, 2016

Supermarkt-Fusionen schaden der ProduktvielfaltHandelsblattJanuary 6, 2016

Produktiver dank Wettbewerbspolitik?Neue Zürcher Zeitung, by Christoph G. Schmutz, February 27, 2015

Wettbewerb bringt Wachstum
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Fazit Blog, by Patrik Bernau, July 15, 2014

Tiger Woods and Market-Moving EventsThe Wall Street Journal Blog, by Carl Bialik, January 10, 2010

Wenn zwei sich zusammentun, freut sich der DritteHandelsblatt, by Anja Müller, September 9 2009,  on the paper "The Impact of Horizontal Mergers on Rivals: Gains to Being Left Outside a Merger" (with Joe Clougherty), Journal of Management Studies

Wenn zwei fusionieren, freut sich der DritteFinancial Time Deutschland, by Anette Berger, September 2 2009, on the paper "The Impact of Horizontal Mergers on Rivals: Gains to Being Left Outside a Merger" (with Joe Clougherty), Journal of Management Studies



Italian: native
English and German: fluent
French and Spanish: understanding
Tomaso Duso,
Feb 9, 2018, 6:49 AM