Felice Simonelli

LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome), Libera Universita internazionale degli studi sociali

Since 2009 Felice Simonelli has been working for research centers as well as acting as freelance consultant to public institutions, trade associations, and companies. His research and consultancy activities focus on Better Regulation, Digital Economy, Industrial Policy, Competition Policy, and Business Strategy & Competitiveness.

Felice has completed many research projects on better regulation and analysis of public policies for the European Commission and the European Parliament. He is currently managing the Cumulative Cost Assessment of the EU ceramics and glass industries for DG GROW and the Mid-Term Evaluation of the Hercule III Program for OLAF. He has also managed several research projects for the European Parliament on the Digital Economy and carried out other assignments dealing with policy benchmarking, sectoral analyses, business modeling and internationalization strategies. He has an extensive experience in data collection and analysis across EU countries, including conducting interviews and surveys and arranging stakeholder consultations on behalf of the European Commission.

He is also an Associate Researcher at the Financial and Industrial Research Group (GRIF) “Fabio Gobbo” of LUISS “Guido Carli” University (Rome), where he focuses on the interplay between regulation, competition and industrial policy. At LUISS, he worked as a senior tutor and teaching assistant and served as a consultant at LUISS Business School. Previously, he served as a Research Fellow at the Italian Space Agency, where he conducted research on EU innovation policies and provided guidance to Italian companies to prepare convincing Horizon 2020 applications.

In 2012 he was a Visiting Ph.D. Student at The Buchmann Faculty of Law (Tel Aviv University) and in 2011 he was a Visiting Researcher at Berkeley Law (University of California). He holds a Ph.D. in Law and Economics from LUISS University, an LL.M. cum laude in Law and Economics from Erasmus University of Rotterdam and from Ghent University, a two-year M.Sc. cum laude in Law and Economics and a Bachelor cum laude in Economics and Business from LUISS. He has published several papers on peer reviewed journals. Native Italian speaker, he is fluent in English.

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LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome)
Economisti Associati (Bologna)
LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome)
LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome)
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)


2913 Bulletin

Ernesto Cassetta, Felice Simonelli, Rosamaria Bitetti The Italian Administrative Court sets aside the Competition Authority’s decision to fine a payment card network company and 8 Italian banks for infringing EU competition law (MasterCard)


Introduction On the 11th of July 2011 the Italian Regional Administrative Court of Latium (Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale per il Lazio – hereafter “IRAC”) upheld the appeal of Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A. (hereafter MPS”) against the decision no. 21768 of the Italian Competition Authority (...)

Cesare Pozzi, Felice Simonelli, Giacomo Luchetta The Italian Supreme Administrative Court confirms judgment of an regional court which reduces a fine imposed by the Competition Authority to an airport managing company for abuse of dominant position under art. 102 TFEU in the market of certain common and individual airport infrastructures (Società Esercizi Aeroportuali)


On the 22nd of September 2009 (case 9171/2009), the Regional Administrative Court (RAC) of Latium (Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale - TAR - del Lazio) partially upheld the appeal from SEA S.p.A. (SEA), the managing company of the airports of Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa, against a decision (...)

Alessandro Marra, Felice Simonelli, Giacomo Luchetta The Italian Supreme Administrative Court reforms a judgment of first instance and considers an airport managing company not responsible for abuse of dominant position under art. 102 TFEU in the market for centralized airport infrastructures (SEA / Airport tariffs)


In September 2009, the Regional Administrative Court of Latium (Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale del Lazio) upheld the appeal from AIR ONE S.p.A., an Italian airline now merged with Alitalia, against a decision of the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) concerning the alleged abuse of (...)

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