Since 2009 I have been working for research centers as well as acting as a consultant to public institutions, trade associations, and companies. My research and consultancy activities focus on Better Regulation, Industrial Policy and Competitiveness.

I am Head
of Policy Evaluation at CEPS, where since March 2013 I have been managing research and consultancy projects in the fields of better regulation and analysis of public policies for the European Commission and the European Parliament. For instance, I am currently managing a study on energy prices and costs in energy intensive industries for DG GROW and a study on the competitiveness of corporate sourcing of renewables for DG ENER. In addition, I am coordinating for CEPS a number of framework contracts with DG GROW, DG ECFIN, DG TAXUD, DG TRADE, EASME, SECGEN and the European Parliament (EPRS). I have also conducted other assignments dealing with policy
benchmarking, sectoral analyses, business modeling and competitiveness. I have extensive experience in data collection and analysis across EU countries, including conducting interviews and surveys and arranging stakeholder consultations on behalf of the European Commission.

I am also an Associate Researcher at the Financial and Industrial
Research Group (GRIF) “Fabio Gobbo” of LUISS “Guido Carli” University (Rome), where I focus on the interplay between regulation, competition and industrial policy. At LUISS, I worked as a senior tutor and teaching assistant and served as a consultant at LUISS Business School.

Previously, I have served as a Research Fellow at the Italian Space Agency, where I conducted research on EU innovation policies and provided guidance to Italian companies to prepare convincing Horizon 2020 applications.

In 2012 I was a Visiting Ph.D. Student at The Buchmann Faculty of Law (Tel Aviv University) and in 2011 I was a Visiting Researcher at Berkeley Law (University of California). I hold a Ph.D. in Law and Economics from LUISS University, an LL.M. cum laude in Law and Economics from Erasmus University of Rotterdam and from Ghent University, a two-year M.Sc. cum laude in Law and Economics and a Bachelor cum laude in Economics and Business from LUISS. Native Italian speaker, I am fluent in English.


Felice Simonelli, PhD

Head of Policy Evaluation at CEPS

Expert in Better Regulation

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