Tommaso Valletti

Tommaso Valletti


London School of EconomicsPh.D. Economics

London School of EconomicsM.Sc. Economics

Politecnico di TorinoLaurea magnum cum laude Mechanical Engineering

Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi,” TorinoFlute Diploma


Antitrust and Competition
Telecommunications Markets
Industrial Economics

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Dr. Tommaso Valletti is a Professor of Economics at the Imperial College Business School in London, and a part-time Professor of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Previously, he was a lecturer at the London School of Economics, a Visiting Chair in Innovation and Regulation at Telecom ParisTech/Ecole Polytechnique, and a Visiting Fellow at the World Bank. Dr. Valletti is the Academic Director of the Centre on Regulation in Europe in Brussels, and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a Fellow of the Economics Network for Competition and Regulation (ENCORE).

Dr. Valletti has extensive advisory and consultancy experience with government organizations. Since 2016, he has served as Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition. He is an Academic Director at the Centre for Regulation in Europe (CERRE) in Brussels, a member of the panel of academic advisors to the UK Competition Commission, and an academic advisor to Ofcom, the UK communications regulator. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Valletti sat on the board of directors at Consip, the Italian Public Procurement Agency. He has advised numerous bodies including the European Commission, the OECD, and the World Bank on topics including network interconnection, mobile telephony markets, spectrum auctions, and relevant product markets in the electronic communications sector that are subject to ex-ante regulation.

Dr. Valletti has written extensively on the economics and regulation of telecommunications markets. He is the editor of Information Economics & Policy, and the associate editor of Economica. He also holds editorial positions with Telecommunications Policy, the Journal of Network IndustriesCommunications & Strategies and Mercato concorrenza e regole. He previously served as the associate editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics. He has published more than 95 articles, book chapters, and policy reports (including publications in Italian). His work has been published in leading academic journals such as The American Economic ReviewThe Economic JournalThe European Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of International EconomicsMarketing Science and The RAND Journal of Economics.