Lear is an economics consulting firm that specializes in applying micro-economic and quantitative tools to help its clients reach better business decisions. Our consulting activities are supported by in-house research activities.
Economics can provide the answers to many complex legal, regulatory and contractual issues and we at Lear leverage on our in-depth knowledge of this discipline to assist our clients in developing and applying economic solutions that are simple and clear.
Lear was founded in 1999, when Paolo Buccirossi left the Italian Competition Authority, where he was an economic advisor. Lear was the first Italian competition economics consulting firm.
In 2000, Lear won its first project outside of Italy and cooperated with the Working Group on Fines of the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) in the review of the “Working instructions for fines”. Today the NMa’s policy on fines is considered an example in all EU Member States.
Since 2005 Global Competition Review, a leading antitrust publication, has included Lear among the top 20 economics consulting firms specialising in competition issues in the world.