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Administrative Assistant: Alessandra Caldini
Pier Luigi Parcu is part-time Professor at the European University Institute (EUI) from 2010. He is currently Area Director of the FSR Communications & Media, Director of the Florence Competition Programme and Director of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom.
Since 2004 he has been Chairman of a consultancy company specialised in antitrust and regulation. From 2000 to 2003, he was CEO of the public company running the Italian Electricity Grid (GRTN). From 1991 to 2000 he was the Director of Investigation at the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM). Previously, he served as Chief Economist at the Italian Security and Exchange Commission (CONSOB) and as Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). His research interest in the area of law and economics focuses on the interaction between regulation and antitrust in shaping firms’ behaviour. Most recently he is writing on innovation, standardization and platforms. As regards research in the media area, Professor Parcu’s interests focus primarily on the effects of media concentration on pluralism and freedom of expression and on the influence of online business models on legacy media and professional journalism.