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Emanuele Tarantino is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Finance of Luiss in Rome and a research affiliate at EIEF and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).


Since 2017, he has been member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy of the European Commission Chief Economist, a group of academic economists that consults the Chief Economist of the European Commission DG Competition on the analysis of competition policy. Mr. Tarantino holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute (Florence) and, before joining LUISS, he held positions at the University of Mannheim and the University of Bologna.

His research interests are in industrial organization, financial economics, and innovation. His published papers on antitrust study the competitive effects of horizontal and vertical mergers, and the implications of such operations of consolidation on innovation and productive efficiency.

Mr Tarantino is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Industrial Organization and has published articles in economics and finance in The Journal of Political Economy, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, and The RAND Journal of Economics, among others.


  • PhD in economics, European University Institute
  • MSc, London School of Economics
  • BA, University of Salento