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Via del Santo, 33 - Padova, Italy. 

Phone Number: + 39 049 827 4327

Email: leonardo.madio (at) unipd.it

Foscolo Europe Research Fellow, University of Padova

I am an applied microeconomist combining theory and empirics to study (mostly) digital markets, platform ecosystems, and competition policy. 

Before Padova, I held positions at TSE (postdoc), CORE Universitè catholique de Louvain (postdoc), University of York (Ph.D).  In 2022, I visited ESMT Berlin. In 2023 I will be Visiting Associate Professor at TSE teaching "Digital Economics"

I am affiliated to:

I  co-organize the joint Digital Economics Seminar and the IBEO Conference in Alghero (Sardinia) - Digital Economics Session.

Current areas of research:

NEW! The paper "Superstar exclusivity in two-sided markets" with E. Carroni (Bologna) and S. Shekhar (TISEM Tilburg) has been accepted for publication by  Management Science.

NEW!The paper "Collusion sustainability with a capacity constrained firm" (with A. Pignataro) has been accepted for publication by Oxford Economic Papers.


Next events 

The joint Digital Economics Seminars are coorganized by DATEPP Unipd, Louvain Economics of Digitization and Paris Economics of Digitization.



The activities of the DaTEPP Lab aim at understanding the functioning of digital markets, reinforcing the knowledge of economic phenomena using state-of-the-art data analytics, and offering tools for public policies

The NEAT (North-Eastern Applied Theory) Seminars is a joint initiative of scholars in Padova and Venice, with seminars held locally at the two locations and online, on topics in economic theory, or with an interest in theory-driven applications and experiments.