Antonio Nicita is Associate Professor of Economic POlicy at the Dept. of Economics and Law at Sapienza Università di Roma. He graduated with honours in Economics and Social Sciences at the Bocconi University of Milan. He obtained his PhD in Political Economy at the University of Siena. He has been Visiting Scholar both at Cambridge University and Yale. He attended the Yale School of Law as Fulbright grant recipient. Since 2001, he has been teaching Political Economy at the University of Siena. His other academic commitments include: professor of Economic Analysis of Law and Economics of Regulation and of the Public Sector at the LUISS University of Rome; professor of European Competition Law and Economics at Paris University X; invited professor at the School of Public Administration. Moreover, he is Scientific Advisor to the Florence School of Regulation of the European University Institute.
Mr Nicita is the author of numerous scholarly articles on the topics of Economic Analysis of Law, Economic Regulation, Competition Policy, Economics of Media and Telecommunications, Economics of Network Industries and Enviromental and Human Health Economics.
He was the founder and the scientific director of the PhD departments of Law and Economics at the University of Siena and is currently a member of the Scientific Board of the PhD course in Political Economy.
Since 2005, Mr Nicita is Secretary General of the Italian Society of Law and Economics. In 2011, he was elected Secretary General of the International Society for New Institutional Economics.
Previously, he has been a member of the Executive Boards of several associations: in 2008, he was elected for a three year term in the Executive Board of the European Association of Law and Economics; in 2006, he was elected for a three year term in the Executive Board of the International Society for New Institutional Economics; in 2001, he was elected for a six year term in the Executive Board of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy.
He worked as consultant for the OECD during the drafting of the Report on the state of regulation in Italy. He also is Monitoring Trustee in cases of divestment on behalf of the European Commission. In 2007 – 2008, he was member of the Simplification and Regulatory Quality Unit established at the Office of the Prime Minister of Italy; in the same years, he also was a member of the Technical Secretariat of the Communications Ministry (now part of the Ministry for Economic Development). He was part of the Ministerial Technical Commission in charge of the design of the auction of the Wimax frequencies in Italy. At present, he is part of the Ministerial Commission “Digital Italy”. He has been one of the coordinators of the Isbul project, focused on broadband infrastructure in Italy for the AGCOM (Media and Communications Regulatory Authority). He has also been member of the Steering Committee for Broadband in the Sicily region of Italy.
From 1997 to 2000, he worked at the Competition Authority of Italy. He also worked as consultant for several Italian companies on the topics of regulation and economic analysis of antitrust law and at several courts and arbitration courts in many cases of economic assessment of damage in the following sectors: electronic communication, electricity and gas, financial and banking services, railway, spectrum policy, professional services, pay-tv, public tenders and auctions, commercial distribution, pharmaceutical products.
He is founder and senior partner of the consultancy Studio Economico.
Mr Nicita opted for fixed-term university teaching (“tempo definito”). All individual consultancy appointments he received from public institutions were undertaken free of charge (provided there was no conflict of interest).
The “International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists” listed Mr Nicita among the “world leading Competition Economists”. He wrote articles for the Italian financial newspaper IlSole24Ore, for the newspaper Il Riformista, the information websites laVoce.info, nelMerito.it. Some of his writings were also published on the websites of the newspapers ilFattoquotidiano.it and Repubblica.it.