Dr. Barbara Veronese

M: +39 348 243 5612
T: +39 02 6203 2178
E: bveronese@ceg-europe.com

Dr. Barbara Veronese is a Director at CEG Europe, and leads the Milan office. She features regularly in the recommended competition experts’ lists of the Global Competition Review and Expert Guides. She provides economic advice in competition, disputes, regulation, auctions and spectrum policy, procurement mechanism design and state aid. As an experienced econometrician, she has advised extensively on cartel effects and damages estimation and, more generally, on identifying the effect of regime changes on performance.

She has advised private and public sector clients on national and EU-wide matters, across a range of sectors including energy, food, beverages, chemical, heavy industries, cement, pharmaceutical, medical devices, rentals and leasing, transport, consumer goods retailing and electronics markets.

Barbara has a particular expertise in the media and communications sectors. She advised AGCOM on the ex-ante tests to prevent margin squeezes; mobile and fixed operators on a range of regulatory and competition matters, including water-bed effects and spectrum liberalisation; and Ofcom on the impact of wholesale interconnection arrangements on performance and welfare outcomes in. She also provided support to participants in spectrum auctions in Europe (2.6 GHz and 4G) and continues to support to bidders in ongoing European auctions. She also advises on state aid matters in the sector.

Prior to joining CEG, at Ofcom, she focused on competition assessments and on spectrum policy. Barbara previously worked at NERA Economic Consulting in London, where she advised private and public sector clients on regulatory and competition matters.

Barbara has a PhD and MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE). While at the LSE, she was a Junior Fellow of the Royal Economic Society and lectured undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Barbara holds a first-class undergraduate degree (Laurea with Summa Cum Laude Honours) in Economics from the University of Venice. 

Barbara is fluent in Italian and English.