Tommaso Valletti

Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School and the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy), and CEPR Research Fellow

Tommaso Valletti 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. He is Head of the Department of Economics and Public Policy at Imperial College Business School, and also Professor of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy). He was Chief Economist of the European Commission (Directorate General for Competition) from September 2016 to August 2019. He has previously taught at the London School of Economics, Telecom ParisTech/Ecole Polytechnique, and Turin.

Tommaso's main research interests are in industrial economics, regulation, and telecommunications economics. Tommaso has held several editorial positions (Editor of Information Economics & Policy, Associate Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics and of Economica). He has published numerous articles in journals such as the American Economic ReviewEconomic Journal, Information Systems ResearchJournal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Economic PerspectivesManagement Science, Marketing Science, RAND Journal of Economics and Review of Economic Studies.  For a full list see

He is a Fellow of CEPR and of ENCORE. He is a member of the panel of academic advisors to Ofcom, the UK communications regulator. He was also a member of the panel of academic advisors of the UK Competition Commission. Tommaso was Academic Director of the Centre for Regulation in Europe (CERRE) in Brussels, in 2012-2016. He was a board director of Consip, the Italian Public Procurement Agency, in 2002-2005. He has advised numerous bodies, including the European Commission, OECD, and the World Bank on topics such as network interconnection, mobile telephony markets, and spectrum auctions.

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