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Andrea Renda is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), where he manages the Regulatory Policy Programme. From January 2006, he is also the Coordinator of the European Network for Better Regulation (, a Coordination Action on regulatory impact assessment funded by the European Commission under the FP6 programme. From 2010, he is also the founder and manager of the CEPS Digital Forum ( In 2012 he was appointed senior economic advisor at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), with specific competence for the Global Outlook initiative 2012.
Andrea provides academic advice to several institutions, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OECD and the World Bank. He was, i.a., the lead author of the Pilot Project on Administrative Burdens for DG ENTR; the main author of the Impact Study on private antitrust damages actions for DG Comp in 2007; the project leader in major studies in the field of financial services, administrative burdens, electronic communications, spectrum policy, and social impact assessment. For the period 2011-2013, he holds a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute in Fiesole (Italy), researching in particular on better regulation, private regulation and telecommunications issues.
Andrea is Adjunct Professor of “Economic Analysis of Law”, “Antitrust and regulation”, “Policies and policymaking in the EU” and “Regulatory Policies in a global perspective” at Luiss Guido Carli University, in Rome, and a Senior Research Fellow at Luiss’ Law and Economics Lab. Since 2006, he also lectures on “Advanced Topics in Competition and Regulation” at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam within the European Master in Law and Economics. For 2008-2011, he also lectures at the University of Stockholm (“Competition Policy and Intellectual Property”) and at the University of Jordan (“Telecommunications regulation”). He is responsible for the course “Regulatory Impact Assessment for Business” at the College of Europe in Bruges, where he teaches several seminars during the summer.
Andrea is member of the Editorial Board of the international peer-reviewed journals “Telecommunication Policy” (Elsevier) and of the European Journal of Risk Regulation (Lexxion); he is a member of the Scientific Board of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS) and of the Scientific Board of EuroCPR. He is a member of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE), a founding member of the Italian Association of Law and Economics (SIDE-ISLE) and a member of the Istituto Affari Internazionali.
Andrea Renda earned a BA cum laude in Economics from LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, in 1995 (Dissertation awarded a special distinction) and is European Master of Law and Economics (LL.M., with distinction, University of Hamburg, 1996). He holds a Ph.D. degree in Law and Economics awarded by the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.
Andrea is the author of several publications, including the books “Impact Assessment in the EU. The State of the Art and the Art of the State”, published by CEPS in January 2006; “Last call for Lisbon? Suggestions for the future regulation of e-communications in Europe”, CEPS, June 2006; “Achieving the Internal Market for e-communications in Europe”, May 2008; “Policymaking in the EU: challenges and proposals for reform”, CEPS, June 2009; “A new innovation policy for EU2020”, CEPS, June 2010 (with Massimiliano Granieri); “Critical infrastructure protection in the EU” (CEPS, forthcoming September 2010”; “Law and economics in the RIA world” (Intersentia, September 2011); “Innovation Policy in the EU: towards smart, sustainable and inclusive growth” (with Massimiliano Granieri, Springer, February 2011); and “Broadband around the world” (edited book with Mario Girasole, forthcoming 2012 for Edward Elgar).