Maria Letizia Giorgetti

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Maria Letizia Giorgetti is an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Milan and Academic Consultant at CEG. Her main areas of research are Political Economy and Applied Economics.

As an expert in Industrial Organisation she has written extensively on market structure analysis, the determinants of patent creation and innovation, and the role of innovation in shaping economic performance. She has particular expertise in the manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors, and in the application of econometric techniques. Maria Letizia’s research has been published in leading international journals, including the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Applied economics and the European Review of Industrial and Economic Policy.

She has advised the DG Internal Policy of the European Parliament on EU Industrial Policy (co-authoring a report published in February 2015) and has joined CEG experts in providing economic advice in relation to public and private antitrust enforcement in various markets.

She is a regular speaker at the leading international conferences in the field of industrial economics, including the International Industrial Organization Conference, the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics annual meetings, and the Cresse Conference on Antitrust and Competition Policy.

Her teaching focuses on postgraduate courses in Advanced Industrial Economics  and Economics of Innovation and Competition.  At the University of Milan she has also run seminar series to discuss from an interdisciplinary angle industrial policy and performance, coordinating inputs of speakers from major corporations, leading professionals, as well as non-profit associations and the public sector.

Previously at the Italian National Statistics Office (ISTAT) Enterprises Division, she focused on the study of sectoral concentration and competitive outcomes, and coordinated the Inquiry on the telecommunications sector. Maria Letizia holds a PhD in Industrial Economics from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy), an MSc in Economics from University of Turin and a degree in economics from the University of Pisa. Upon completing her PhD, she held postdoctoral and visiting positions at the University of Brescia and at the London School of Economics. At the LSE she researched, under the supervision of Professor John Sutton, the dynamics of competition and market structure.