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)