Rome 27-28 June 2013
The Economics of Merger control
What we talk about when we talk about mergers

Massimo Motta - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Massimo Motta is ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. He is also the founder of the Barcelona GSE’s Master in Competition and Market Regulation, and he was the Dean of the GSE until September 2012.

He obtained his B.Sc. in Economics at Università Bocconi, Milan, in 1987; and his European Doctorate in Quantitative Economics in 1991, after studies at the Université Catholique de Louvain and at the London School of Economics.

He was Professor of Economics at the Università di Bologna (2007-2009), at the European University Institute, Florence (1998-2008), and at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (1992-1998).

He is Fellow of the European Economic Association, and he played an important role in the Association of Competition Economists, having been part of both the Steering and the Executive Committee of ACE.

Professor Motta's main areas of research are industrial organisation and competition policy. His work has been published in the top international economic journals, and his book on Competition Policy: Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2004) is the standard international reference on the economics of antitrust, and it is used by teachers, scholars, and practitioners.

He is currently adviser to the South African Competition Commission, and he has advised competition and regulatory agencies on both cases and policy.

Professor Motta has extensive experience in teaching competition policy (to lawyers, economists, agency officials, and in both undergraduate and graduate courses) and in supervising doctoral dissertations on competition issues.