I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE). Prior to TSE, I was awarded the FSR "Move-In" Postdoctoral Fellowship at CORE - Universitè catholique de Louvain and I obtained a Ph.D. from the University of York.

Since 2018, I am affiliated to the:

In November 2020, I will join the University of Padova as Assistant Professor - Foscolo Europe grant holder.

My interests of research concern the regulation of digital markets and the new challenges for competition policy. I am interested in the data market and privacy regulation, multi-sided platforms, and media economics. I am also interested in the unintended effects of public policies and regulation of emerging markets (e.g., cannabis market).


  • With LED, we launched an online seminar series on digital economics. Follow us here.
  • July 10, I will present the paper "Superstars in two-sided markets: exclusives or not?" (with E. Carroni and S. Shekhar) at the CCP ANNUAL CONFERENCE (held online).

Contact details:

Email: leonardo.madio (at) tse-fr.eu

Star Attraction

With my coauthors Elias Carroni and Shiva Shekhar, we released an opinion piece on exclusive deals and vertical mergers in platforms following our working paper "Superstars in two-sided markets: exclusives or not?".

Please have a look.

LED Online Seminars

With the Louvain Economics of Digitization research group, we launched a new online seminar series open to many junior scholars in the field.

For more info click here.