Tommaso Valletti is Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, and also Professor of Economics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (on leave). He has previously taught at the London School of Economics, Telecom ParisTech/Ecole Polytechnique, and Turin. Tommaso has a magna cum laude degree in engineering and a flute diploma from Turin, and holds a MSc and a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.
Tommaso is currently the Head of the Department of Economics & Public Policy at Imperial College Business School. He is a Non-Executive Director to the board of the Financial Conduct Authority. He is the Director of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Research and Policy Network on Competition Policy. He was the Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission (Directorate General for Competition) between 2016 and 2019.
Tommaso's main research interests are in industrial economics, regulation, and competition 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 Review, Economic Journal, Information Systems Research, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of International Economics, Management Science, Marketing Science, RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics and Review of Economic Studies.
He is a Fellow of CEPR, CESifo 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 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.