Chiara Fumagalli is Full Professor of Economics and Dean of the Undergraduate School. She earned her Degree in Economics at Bocconi University (DES) in 1994 and her PhD in Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2000. She is Research Fellow of CEPR (Industrial Organization and Organization Economics groups) and member of the CEPR Research Policy Network for Competitio Policy. Since 2014 she has been member of the EC Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy. Since 2022 she is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization.
In May 2021 she has been appointed member of the CEPR Research Policy Network for Competition Policy, whose aim is to build a community of researchers around a particular topic of high policy relevance and where academic research and collaboration with policy-makers can have a high impact.
She is an applied micro-economist, whose research covers the fields of Industrial Organization and Organizational Economics. Much of her work concerns competition policy and the activity of diversified organizations. Regarding Competition Policy, she has extensively studied the economics of exclusionary practices. Recently, she has started investigating the effects of acquisitions of potential competitors and the labor market effects of horizontal mergers. Concerning business groups, she has studied how the activity of Internal Capital Markets and Internal Labor Markets affect the behavior of affiliated firms in response to shocks. Recently she has started exploring whether the activity of ILMs in business groups contributes to alleviating misallocation of labor across sectors.