Alberto Heimler is professor of economics at the Scuola Superiore della pubblica amministrazione (the Italian School of Government), on leave from the Italian Competition Authority. He is the Chairman of the Working Party on Competition and Regulation of the Competition Committee of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Until 2008 he was in charge of research and international affairs at the Italian Competition Authority and until 2009 he was member of the Steering Group of the International Competition Network (ICN) and co-chair of the Working Group on the Operational Framework. Within the ICN he also co-chaired the Working Group on “Antitrust enforcement in regulated sectors” and the working group on “Telecommunications”. He has published extensively on antitrust and regulatory issues in leading academic journals.