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Elena Argentesi

Senior Advisor

Elena Argentesi is a Senior Advisor at Lear. She is a tenured Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Bologna. She earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the European University Institute in 2005 with her thesis on an empirical analysis of two-sided markets. During her Ph.D., she spent a year as a visiting fellow at the IDEI in Toulouse.

Her research interests and publications are in the area of industrial organization and competition policy, with a focus on empirical issues. She teaches Competition Economics both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has done consultancy work as a technical expert for several public bodies, such as DG Competition and other competition agencies.

The secret to love is the removal of the competition. (Lucy van Pelt)

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Elena Argentesi


Department of Economics, University of Bologna
Piazza Scaravilli 2, 40126 Bologna
Phone: 051 2098661
Email: elena.argentesi@learlab.com
Web: sites.google.com/site/elenaargentesi/


  • PhD, Economics, European University Institute, Florence
  • Degree, Economics, University of Bologna


  • Ex-post evaluation of three sequential merger decisions in the Dutch grocery sector (Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets)
    Policy assessment
  • Study on the ex-post evaluation of two merger decisions (UK Competition Commission)
    Policy assessment