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Prof. Andrea Renda

Prof. Andrea Renda (Ph.D., LL.M.)
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Prof. Andrea Renda is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Unit on Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID) at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels (Belgium). He is Part-Time Professor of Digital Policy at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) and Visiting Professor of Competition Policy and Digital Economy at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium), where he held the Google Chair for Digital Innovation in 2017-2020 and he was responsible for the course Regulatory Impact Assessment for Business since 2007.

He is a non-resident Senior Fellow at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Science, a CITI Fellow at Columbia University’s Centre for Tele-Information, a member of the European Parliament’s STOA International Advisory Board, and a member of the advisory group on Economic and Societal Impacts of Research (ESIR), for the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation. He was a member of the EU High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence.

His current research interests include regulation and policy evaluation, regulatory governance, innovation and competition policies, and the ethical and policy challenges of emerging digital technologies, in particular artificial intelligence.

Over the past two decades, Prof. Andrea Renda has been providing academic advice to several institutions, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Labour Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank, and several national governments around the world. In 2006-2009, he was the Coordinator of the European Network for Better Regulation, a coordination action on regulatory impact assessment funded by the European Commission under the FP6 programme. He was, inter alia, the lead author of the Pilot Project on Administrative Burdens for DG ENTR, the main author of the Impact Study on private antitrust damages actions for DG COMP, the lead author of the study on Assessing the costs and benefits of regulation for the European Commission Secretariat General, the project leader in three cumulative costs assessments carried out by DG GROW, and the project leader in major studies in the field of administrative burdens, electronic communications, spectrum policy, innovation policy, and social impact assessment.

Prof. Andrea Renda was Adjunct Professor of Law and Economics at Duke Law School (United States) in 2016-2017. He was Part-time Professor at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) in 2012-2013, where he held the Morris Tabaksblat Visiting Chair on Private Actors and Globalization and he was awarded a Jean Monnet Fellowship in 2011-2013, researching in particular on better regulation, private regulation and Internet policy. In 2012-2016 he taught a course on “Business Law” at Fudan University in Shanghai (China). In 2008-2015, he lectured (Competition Policy and Intellectual Property) at the University of Stockholm (Sweden) and at the University of Jordan (Telecommunications regulation). In 2006-2010, he lectured on Advanced Topics in Competition and Regulation at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) within the European Master in Law and Economics. He was Adjunct Professor of Economic Analysis of Law, Antitrust and Regulation, Policies and Policymaking in the EU and Regulatory Policies in a Global Perspective at LUISS “Guido Carli” University of Rome (Italy) in 2006-2014. He was recipient of a “Prometeo” scholarship awarded by the Government of Ecuador in 2014-2015, with a specific mandate to assist the National Secretariat for Planning and Development (SENPLADES) in designing the country’s regulatory policy.

An internationally recognized expert in regulation, evidence-based policymaking, and the impact of new technologies on policymaking both in developed and developing countries, Prof. Andrea Renda is a member of the Editorial Board of the international peer-reviewed journals Telecommunication Policy (Elsevier) and of the European Journal of Risk Regulation (Cambridge University Press), a member of the Scientific Board of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), a member of the Scientific Board of European Communications Policy Research (EuroCPR), a member of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE), a founding member of the Italian Association of Law and Economics (SIDE-ISLE), and a member of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, where he was in charge of the Global Outlook program dedicated to international economics in 2011-2015.

Prof. Andrea Renda is the author of several publications, including the books Impact Assessment in the EU. The State of the Art and the Art of the State, published by CEPS in 2006, Last Call for Lisbon? Suggestions for the Future Regulation of E-Communications in Europe, published by CEPS in 2006, Achieving the Internal Market for E-Communications in Europe, published by CEPS in 2008, Policymaking in the EU: Challenges and Proposals for Reform, published by CEPS in 2009, A New Innovation Policy for EU2020, published by CEPS in 2010 (with Massimiliano Granieri), Critical Infrastructure Protection in the EU, published by CEPS in 2010, Law and Economics in the RIA World, published by Intersentia in 2011, Innovation Law and Policy in the European Union. Towards Horizon 2020, published by Springer in 2012 (with Massimiliano Granieri), Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, Governance and Policy Challenges published by CEPS in 2019, and Hidden Treasures: Mapping Europe s Sources of Competitive Advantage in Doing Business published by CEPS in 2019 (with Donald Kalff).

Prof. Andrea Renda earned a degree cum laude in Economics from LUISS in 1995, a LL.M. with distinction at the European Master of Law and Economics in 1996, and a Ph.D. degree in Law and Economics awarded by the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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