Andrea Renda

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Andrea Renda

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Regulatory Policy Unit

Andrea Renda is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Regulatory Policy at CEPS. He currently holds the Chair in Digital innovation at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). He is a non-resident fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. His current research interests include regulation and policy evaluation, regulatory governance, private regulation, innovation and competition policies, Internet policy, and the alignment of policies for long-term impacts such as sustainability and decarbonization. He also specializes in EU law and policymaking, and in international regulatory cooperation.

Over the past two decades, Andrea Renda has provided academic advice to several institutions, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OECD, the World Bank and several national governments around the world. Between 2006 and 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, i.a., 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 in 2007; 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 recent cumulative costs assessments carried out by the European Commission, 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.

In 2012-2013, Andrea was Part-time Professor at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), where he was awarded for 2012-2013 the “Morris Tabaksblat Visiting Chair on Private Actors and Globalization”. 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, in Rome. Since 2006, he also lectures on “Advanced Topics in Competition and Regulation” at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam within the European Master in Law and Economics. For 2008-2011, he also lectures at the University of Stockholm (“Competition Policy and Intellectual Property”) and at the University of Jordan (“Telecommunications regulation”). He is responsible for the course “Regulatory Impact Assessment for Business” at the College of Europe in Bruges, where he teaches seminars on antitrust and regulation since 2007. Since July 2012 he teaches a course on Business law at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. For the period 2011-2013, he was awarded a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute in Fiesole (Italy), researching in particular on better regulation, private regulation and Internet policy.

An internationally recognized expert in regulation, evidence-based policymaking, and the impact of new technologies on policymaking both in developed and developing countries, in 2017 Andrea became member of the ESIR (Economic and Societal Impacts for Research) expert group of the European Commission. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the international peer-reviewed journals “Telecommunication Policy” (Elsevier) and of the European Journal of Risk Regulation (Lexxion); a member of the Scientific Board of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS) and Chair of the Scientific Board of European Communications Policy Research (EuroCPR) since March 2014. He is 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 until June 2015.

Andrea Renda earned a BA cum laude in Economics from LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, in 1995 (Dissertation awarded a special distinction) and is European Master of Law and Economics (LL.M., with distinction, University of Hamburg, 1996). He holds a Ph.D. degree in Law and Economics awarded by the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He 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 January 2006; “Last call for Lisbon? Suggestions for the future regulation of e-communications in Europe”, CEPS, June 2006; “Achieving the Internal Market for e-communications in Europe”, May 2008; “Policymaking in the EU: challenges and proposals for reform”, CEPS, June 2009; “A new innovation policy for EU2020”, CEPS, June 2010 (with Massimiliano Granieri); “Critical infrastructure protection in the EU” (CEPS, forthcoming September 2010”; “Law and economics in the RIA world” (Intersentia, September 2011); “Innovation Policy in the EU: towards smart, sustainable and inclusive growth” (with Massimiliano Granieri, Springer, February 2011); “The Net and the Internet” (edited book with Mario Girasole, forthcoming by Edward Elgar end 2017); and “The effectiveness of transnational private regulation”, Forthcoming by Edward Elgar at the end of 2017 (with Fabrizio Cafaggi).  



Areas of Expertise: 
Regulatory Policy Unit
BA in Economics, Luiss Guido Carli, Rome; European Master in Law and Economics (LL.M.), University of Hamburg PhD in Law and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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