Carlo Stagnaro

Carlo Stagnaro is the Director of the Digital Economy Observatory at Istituto Bruno Leoni and member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Prior to that he was Chief of the Minister’s Technical Staff at Italy’s Ministry for Economic Development. He is a member of the editorial board of the quarterly journal “Energia” as well as a fellow of the Italian Observatory on Energy Poverty at the University of Padua’s Levi-Cases Center.

Digital Platforms May Be Monopolistic Providers, But They Are Not Infrastructure

Social media platforms are not infrastructure nor natural monopolies, and they should be regulated only if they have monopolistic power and abuse...

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The FTC Was Correct to Withdraw the Vertical Merger Guidelines

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The Chicago Planning Program and the Interdisciplinary Tradition of the Chicago School

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