Tomaso Duso

Tomaso Duso is a professor of economics at the Technische Universität (TU) Berlin and the Head of the Firms and Markets Department at the Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin). He is also a Research Fellow for the CEPR and CESIfo and a member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (EAGCP) of the European Commission. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Humboldt University Berlin. His research interests are in applied econometrics in the fields of industrial organization, competition policy, regulation, and management. He has advised several public bodies on competition policy issues.

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