Paolo Buccirossi

Director and Founder at Lear

Paolo Buccirossi is the Director and founder of Lear. Paolo has been working in the field of competition policy since 1994. After five years spent as an economic advisor at the Italian Competition Authority, Paolo set up Lear in 1999. Since then he has advised private clients and public institutions on a wide range of competition issues, including cartels, abuse of dominance, vertical agreements and mergers in a variety of industries, before the European Commission and several national competition authorities. Paolo, through the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, has also cooperated with several governments in the implementation of a national competition policy regime. In addition, he has led several research projects for the European Commission, the European Parliament, the UK Competition Commission, OFT and CMA and the Brazilian CADE.  Paolo has published in several academic journals like the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Regulatory Economics, and has been the editor of the Handbook of Antitrust Economics (MIT Press). He holds an MSc in Public Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics awarded by the University of Rome La Sapienza. Paolo has been a Visiting Scholar at George Mason University, New York University and Cambridge University. He also teaches Economics of Competition Law at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.