Dr. Nicita is a Professor of Economic Policy at LUMSA University in Italy, as well as a Visiting Scholar of the Center for Research in Regulated Industries at Rutgers. Dr. Nicita recently served for seven years (2014–2020) as Commissioner of the Italian Telecoms, Media, and Postal Regulatory Authority (AGCOM).

Dr. Nicita is a multidisciplinary scholar focusing on the study of economics, law, and public policy, especially as they apply to digital, media, data, and platforms technology. He is also an experienced and well-known regulation and antitrust advisor for national and international public institutions and private companies. This experience includes being a Senior Partner at Studio Economico Consulting for 10 years and supporting a number of litigation and arbitration proceedings throughout his career. In addition to his AGCOM appointment, Dr. Nicita has held several OECD advisory positions, including most recently as a member of the OECD Steering Group on Regulation & Emerging Technology.

Among his many academic positions, Dr. Nicita has served as Professor of Economic Policy at Sapienza University of Rome; Visiting Fulbright Professor at Yale University; and Visiting Scholar at the University of Paris X-Nanterre, the European University Institute, and the University of Cambridge. He was an executive board member of the European Association of Law and Economics and the International Society for New Institutional Economics (now SIOE).

In his current research and publications, Dr. Nicita is focusing on the impact of digitalization on markets and society; data and platforms economy; media pluralism and freedom of information; and the economics of transnational institutions, contracts, and standards. His research on law and economics, competition policy, market structure, and incentives has been published in several books and international publications.


University of Siena, PhD in Economics

University “Bocconi” of Milan, Laurea in Discipline Economiche e Sociali