Lorenzo Ciari

Lorenzo Ciari

Senior Economist, EBRD

Lorenzo has joined the EBRD to work in the appraisal of the Bank’s investment projects. He works in the Vice Presidency for Policy and Partnerships as a Senior Economist. He specialises in the evaluation of the development impact of the Bank’s investments, and he is also involved in the overall assessment of the transition challenges in the Bank’s countries of operation, with a focus on the analysis of competition and trade related issues. He leads the technical cooperation work focused on the area competition policy and regulation, plus he leads advisory projects in the field of innovation and industrial policy.

Lorenzo has previously worked at Lear, an economic consulting firm located in Rome. There, he advised clients on a number of cases, ranging from exclusive dealing and state aid evaluation, to mergers and cartels. He has also assisted major companies in the quantification of damages from infringements of civil and antitrust law.

Lorenzo holds a MSc in Economics from Bocconi University (Milan) and a Phd in Economics from the European University Institute (Florence), where he wrote an empirical thesis on the evaluation of public policies. Lorenzo is fluent in English. He is currently pursuing his research projects as affiliate of the DICE, Dusseldorf Institute of Competition Economics.