The Freedom Center is excited to welcome Dr. Antonio Nicita as a visiting fellow

Antonio is a Professor of Economic Policy at LUMSA University in Italy, as well as a Visiting Scholar of the Center for Research in Regulated Industries at Rutgers. He was elected as a senator in Italy in Septermber 2022. He recently served for seven years (2014–2020) as Commissioner of the Italian Telecoms, Media, and Postal Regulatory Authority (AGCOM) and held several OECD advisory positions, including most recently as a member of the OECD Steering Group on Regulation & Emerging Technology. He writes at the intersection of  economics, law, and public policy, especially as they apply to digital, media, data, and platforms technology. He has held academic positions at Sapienza University Rome (Professor of Economic Policy), Yale Law School (Fullbright Viting Professor), Paris X-Nanterre (Visiting Scholar), the European University Institute (Visiting Scholar) and the University of Cambridge (Visiting Scholar). 

In his most recent research, which he will pursue while here in Tucson, Antonio is focusing on the impact of digitalization on markets and society; data and platforms economy; media pluralism and freedom of information; and the economics of transnational institutions, contracts, and standards. His research on law and economics, competition policy, market structure, and incentives has been published in several books and international publications.