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Director and Research Team




Pier Luigi Parcu

Director of FCP - Part time Professor at the RSCAS

Pier Luigi Parcu is part-time Professor at the European University Institute (EUI) from 2010. He is currently Area Director of the FSR Communications & Media, Director of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom and Director of the Florence Competition Programme in Law and Economics.

From 2004 he is the Chairman of a consultancy company specialized in antitrust and regulatory issues. From 2000 to 2003, he has been CEO of the Independent System Operator running the Italian Electricity Grid (GRTN). From 1991 to 2000 he was the Director of Investigation at the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) in charge of several regulated sectors. Previously, he served as Chief Economist at the Italian Security and Exchange Commission (CONSOB) and as Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). His research in the area of industrial organization and law and economics focuses on the interaction between regulation and antitrust in shaping firms’ behaviour. As regards research in the media and Internet areas, Professor Parcu’s interests focus on the effects of ownership concentration and internal governance of the media enterprise on pluralism and freedom of expression and on the influence of offline business models on new economic developments related to online platforms, smart cities and artificial intelligence.


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Scientific Coordinator


Giorgio Monti

Scientific Coordinator of FCP

Giorgio Monti joined the EUI in 2010, where he holds the Chair in Competition Law, and is presently Head of Department. He writes on all aspects of competition law, with a particular interest in the aims pursued by antitrust enforcement; his book EC Competition Law (2007, second edition in preparation) places antitrust enforcement in its economic, institutional and policy context to explain how the law evolves. He has taught competition law at all levels, from undergraduates to industry professionals and also to judges and civil servants. He is a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network, and member of the editorial board for Concorrenza e Mercato.

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Maria Luisa Stasi

Coordinator of FCP

Maria Luisa Stasi joined the EUI in May 2013. Her research interests cover a wide range of European law issues, with particular expertise in competition law and electronic communications law. From 2008, she worked as an associate lawyer in the competition law department of Bonelli Erede Pappalardo law firm, Milan. In 2012, she joined the Academy of European Law (ERA) as a course director, where she organised training, seminars and conferences in competition, State aid, public procurement and electronic communications law. She is the author of several publications in various fields of law.

Maria Luisa holds an LLM in European Legal Studies (College of Europe, Bruges) and a Master's degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies (Lumsa University, Rome). She graduated in law (J.D) with honours from the University of Perugia in 2004. She has been a member of the Italian Bar Association since 2008.

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Research Fellows


Marco Botta

Research Fellow of FCP

Marco Botta has been involved in the organization of ENTraNCE for Judges since 2011. He is currently Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Competition and Innovation in Munich (Germany). Secondly, he is External Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna (Austria), where he previously worked as Assistant Professor during the past five years. Finally, Dr. Botta regularly cooperates as external legal consultant for the legal database Caselex as well as for Spark Legal Network. 

In March 2010, Dr. Botta defended his doctoral thesis in the Law Department of the EUI, which was later published as monograph by Kluwer Law International. In addition, Dr. Botta holds a bachelor degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Turin (Italy) and LL.M. in European Business Law from the Law Faculty of Leiden University (the Netherlands).

Dr. Botta is author of several publications in peer-reviewed legal journals. His research focusses on EU competition and State aid law

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Research Associates


Elena D'Alessandri

Research Associate of FCP

Elena D’Alessandri joined the FSR, Communications & Media in March 2015. Elena studied Sociology at “La Sapienza” University of Rome where she graduated in 2008 with a thesis on “Second life”. She holds an MA in Tourism, Environment and International Relations ("La Sapienza" University of Rome) and an MA in Interpreter and Traslator (Gregorio VII University of Rome). She spent 6 years (2009-2015) working at IsICult – Italian institute for Cultural Industry, an independent research and advisory centre based in Rome, focusing her attention on media economics and cultural politic where she became the Head of Research projects in 2011,  coordinating international comparative studies on media in Europe and abroad. In 2012 she started several journalistic collaborations. She also collaborates with the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom. 

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Paula Gori

Research Associate of FCP

Paula Gori is the Coordinator of the Florence School of Regulation - Communications and Media and research associate of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. Her main research interests cover smart cities, privacy and data protection. Before joining the Florence School of Regulation in September 2010, she gained extensive experience at the European Parliament in Brussels. Paula also collaborated with the UNESCO centre of Florence and she is a UNESCO Junior Ambassador.

She also got the title of civil and commercial mediator, especially for international disputes. She holds an MA in International Relations (University of Bologna) and an LLM in International Law (University of Florence). She also attended the "Double Maitrise franco italienne en droit" and obtained a Maitrise en Droit (Sorbonne University)


Anna Renata Pisarkiewicz

Research Associate of FCP

Dr. Anna Renata Pisarkiewicz joined the Florence School of Regulation in March 2016. She has over 10 years of experience in research and 4 years of experience in policy analysis in the area of competition law and sector-specific regulation. Her research interests encompass the areas of comparative competition law and policy across all sectors as well as economic regulation of network industries, in particular electronic communications.

Anna has worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Prior to joining the FSR, she worked as a Competition Policy Analyst at the Competition Division of the OECD and as a staigiaire in the ex-Director General Information Society and Media. She also taught a course on EU law at the University of Limerick (Ireland), worked for Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors and acted as an Interpreter in Limerick District Court.

Anna holds a PhD from the Law Department of the European University Institute. Her thesis on the critical analysis of margin squeeze in the electronic communications sector won the 2015 Concurrences PhD Award. Anna also holds an LLM in Law and Administration from the University of Warsaw (Poland), Diploma in International and European Law and Diploma in Spanish law from the University of Deusto (Bilbao) and Diploma in British and European Law released by the Board of Continuing Education of the University of Cambridge.

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Silvia Solidoro

Research Associate of FCP

Silvia Solidoro joined the Florence School of Regulation in May 2016. She obtained a PhD in Law and Economics from the Institute of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (ISUFI) in 2011 (graduated with full marks, first class honors degree). Her thesis provided an in-depth explanation of the challenges faced by national judicial authorities when dealing with the financial distress of companies owning subsidiaries in different countries.

From 2007 to 2011 she served as a Lecturer and Teaching Assistant in International Law at the University of Salento, Faculty of Law. Silvia held seminars and took part in conferences in Italy and abroad. She is a member of the International Insolvency Institute, NextGen Leadership Program, and a member of the Expert Group on Human Rights and Economy hosted by the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’. Her main research interests deal with antitrust, insolvency law and comparative legal studies.

Starting from 2009, she has been consulting on corporate law and competition policy matters with the Investment Climate Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group, in Washington, DC, with a focus on economy-wide and sector-specific reforms aimed at fostering private sector development. Prior to joining the EUI, she also acted as independent expert for a consulting firm based in Rome. 

Silvia earned her law degree (magna cum laude) in 2006 and was admitted to practice law in Italy in 2009. 

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