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Dr. Danilo Samà 
Competition Economist (Ph.D.)

Ph.D. in Economic Analysis of Competition Law
LUISS “Guido Carli” University of Rome - Faculty of Economics
(Fields of Academic Research and Professional Occupation: Competition Policy)

(Italy, 1984). Ph.D. (Doctory of Philosophy) in Economic Analysis of Competition Law, XXV cicle, LUISS “Guido Carli” University of Rome, Faculty of Economics, Italy (2014), defending the dissertation “Essays on Economic Analysis of Competition Law: Theory and Practice”. Ph.D. Visiting Researcher in Quantitative Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics, France, focusing on econometrics techniques and industrial organization applied to competition policy (2013). European Master in Economic Analysis of Law, attending the Erasmus Rotterdam University, The Netherlands, the Ghent University, Belgium, and the University of Hamburg, Germany (2011): dissertation in Economic Analysis of Competition Law under the supervision of Prof. Thomas Eger (University of Hamburg) and the examination of Prof. Elena Argentesi (University of Bologna) about the antitrust economic treatment of discount and rebates (3rd best thesis). For the Master, he awarded the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship granted by the European Commission, being for merit first ranked over 800 students worldwide. M.Sc. Master of Science Degree cum summa laude in Economic Analysis of Law at LUISS, Faculty of Economics (2009), with a dissertation in Economics Analysis of Competition Law under the supervision of Prof. Roberto Pardolesi about the relationship between competition and regulation in the telecommunication markets: to prepare the thesis, he spent a visiting research period at the School of Business and Social Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark (2008). B.Sc. Bachelor of Science Degree cum summa laude in Economics at LUISS, Faculty of Economics (2006), with a dissertation in Industrial Organization under the supervision of Sen. Prof. Carlo Scognamiglio about the liberalization and privatization of the energy markets, focusing on the antitrust judgement against ENI for abuse of dominant position which led the Italian Competition Authority to impose the highest fine ever levied in Italy.

Dr. Danilo Samà works as Competition Economist at CDC Cartel Damage Claims in Brussels (Belgium) since 2014. In 2011-2012 he worked as Competition Economist Trainee at the Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) of the European Commission for the Unit 03 - State Aid Case Support directed by Mr. Koen Van de Casteele, supporting the Deputy Director General for State Aids Dr. Gert-Jan Koopman and the Chief Economist Team’s State Aids Adviser Dr. Vincent Verouden. In 2009-2010 he worked as Competition Economist at Pavia & Ansaldo in the antitrust department directed by Mr. Stefano Grassani, working on cases before the European Commission and the Italian Competition Authority concerning abuses of dominant position, cartel investigations, mergers and state aids.

Dr. Danilo Samà is Research Fellow at the LUISS’s Law & Economics LAB for the Competition Law & Economics area (www.law-economics.net) and the Editor-in-Chief of Competition Policy News (www.competition-policy-news.com), web-site which reports all the latest news worldwide concerning competition policy which are released by authorities, economists, lawyers and universities. He is a member of the Italian Antitrust Association. His main fields of academic interest and professional occupation concern antitrust, competition and regulation, which he has experienced in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands.


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