After his appointment as Chief Competition economist in September, we are delighted to welcome the Commission’s Chief Economist Tommaso Valletti. At our breakfast Mr Valletti will discuss the challenges and opportunities in competition law.
Chief Economist, DG Comp | European Commission
Tommaso Valletti is the Chief Competition Economist. Tommaso’s main research interests are in industrial economics, regulation, and telecommunications economics. He has held several editorial positions and has published influential articles in top academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Information Systems Research, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Industrial Economics, Marketing Science, and RAND Journal of Economics. He is Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School in London, and also Professor of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He has previously taught at the London School of Economics, Telecom ParisTech/Ecole Polytechnique, and Turin. He has a magna cum laude degree in Engineering from Turin and holds a MSc and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. Tommaso is a Fellow of CEPR and of ENCORE. He was a member of the panel of academic advisors of Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, as well as a member of the panel of academic advisors of the UK Competition Commission. He was a board director of Consip, the Italian Public Procurement Agency.