Imperial College London


Business School

Head of the Department of Economics and Public Policy



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Tommaso Valletti has a magna cum laude degree in engineering from Turin and holds a MSc and a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics. He is Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, and also Professor of Economics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (Italy). He has previously taught at the London School of Economics, Telecom ParisTech/Ecole Polytechnique, and Turin.

Tommaso is currently the Head of the Department of Economics & Public Policy at Imperial College Business School. He is a Non-Executive Director to the board of the Financial Conduct AuthorityHe was the Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission (Directorate General for Competition) between September 2016 and August 2019.

Tommaso's main research interests are in industrial economics, regulation, and telecommunications economics. Tommaso has held several editorial positions (Editor of Information Economics & Policy, Associate Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics and of Economica). He has published numerous articles in journals such as the American Economic ReviewEconomic Journal, Information Systems ResearchJournal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Economic PerspectivesManagement Science, Marketing Science, RAND Journal of Economics and Review of Economic Studies. For a full list see

He is a Fellow of CEPR and of ENCORE. He is a member of the panel of academic advisors to Ofcom, the UK communications regulator. He was also a member of the panel of academic advisors of the UK Competition Commission. Tommaso was Academic Director of the Centre for Regulation in Europe ( in Brussels, in 2012-2016. He was a board director of Consip, the Italian Public Procurement Agency, in 2002-2005. He has advised numerous bodies, including the European Commission, OECD, and the World Bank on topics such as network interconnection, mobile telephony markets, and spectrum auctions.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Gavazza A, Nardotto M, Valletti T, 2019, Internet and politics: Evidence from U.K. local elections and local government policies, Review of Economic Studies, Vol:86, ISSN:1467-937X, Pages:2092-2135

Montes R, Sand-Zantman W, Valletti T, 2019, The Value of Personal Information in Online Markets with Endogenous Privacy, Management Science, Vol:65, ISSN:0025-1909, Pages:1342-1362

Valletti T, Nardotto M, Verboven F, 2015, Unbundling the incumbent: Evidence from UK broadband, Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol:13, ISSN:1542-4774, Pages:330-362

Bandiera O, Prat A, Valletti T, 2009, Active and passive waste in government spending: Evidence from a policy experiment, American Economic Review, Vol:4, Pages:1278-1308

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