Chiara Fumagalli

Chiara Fumagalli

I earned my Degree in Economics at Bocconi University (DES) in 1994 and my PhD in Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2000. I have been Associate Professor of Economics at Bocconi University since 2006. Since 2018 I have been Director of the Bachelor in Economic and Social Sciences.

I am Research Fellow of CEPR (IO and OE groups) and member of the CEPR Research Policy Network for Competitio Policy. Since 2014 I have been member of the EC Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy. Since 2018 I am member of the Executive Committe of the European Association of Research in Industrial Economics and since 2019 of the Oxera Economic Council.  

Associate Professor

In May 2021 I have been appointed member of the CEPR Research Policy Network for Competition Policy, whose aim is to build a community of researchers around a particular topic of high policy relevance and where academic research and collaboration with policy-makers can have a high impact.

Research interests

I am an applied micro-economist, whose research covers the fields of Industrial Organization and Organizational Economics. Much of my recent work has been concerned with competition policy and the activity of diversified business groups.

Regarding Competition Policy, I have extensively studied the economics of exclusionary practices. Recently, I have started investigating the effects of acquisitions of potential competitors and the labor market effects of horizontal mergers.

Concerning business groups, I have studied how the activity of Internal Capital Markets and Internal Labor Markets affect the behavior of affiliated firms in response to shocks. Recently I have started exploring whether the activity of ILMs in business groups contributes to alleviating misallocation of labor across sectors.

Working papers
C. Fumagalli with G. Cestone, F. Kramarz and G. Pica
Exploiting Growth Opportunities: The Role of Internal Labor Markets
CEPR Discussion Paper No. 11336
C. Funagalli with M. Motta and E. Tarantino
Shelving or developing? Acquisition of potential competitors
CEPR Discussion Paper No. 15113, 2020
Selected Publications