Scholars

Mario Mariniello

Senior fellow

Expertise: Future of Work, Digital Markets and ICT Regulation, Competition Policy, Industrial Organisation

 

Mario Mariniello is Senior Fellow at Bruegel. He leads Bruegel’s project on the “Future of Work and Inclusive Growth” which closely analyses the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the nature, quantity and quality of work, welfare systems and inclusive growth at large. In particular, the role of technology in reshaping society when subject to extreme stress (i.e. during a pandemic).

Before joining Bruegel, Mario was Digital Adviser at the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), a European Commission in-house think-tank that operated under the authority of President Jean-Claude Juncker. The EPSC provided the President and the College of Commissioners with strategic, evidence-based analysis and forward-looking policy advice. In his capacity of Digital Adviser, Mario led the EPSC’s work on Digital Single Market issues.

Mario has also previously been a Bruegel Fellow focusing on “Competition Policy and Regulation”. From 2007 to 2012, Mario was a member of the Chief Economist Team at DG-Competition, European Commission. During that time, he developed the economic analysis of a number of topical antitrust and merger cases in the technological and transport sectors.

Mario holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Organization from the European University Institute of Fiesole (Florence) and a M.Sc. in Economics from CORIPE (Turin). He currently teaches a course in Digital Economy at the College of Europe and has previously taught a course in European Economic Integration for Master students at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

Declaration of interest 2015

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Opinion

A timid start for European Union data governance

Europe needs all pieces of its data strategy puzzle to be in place to enhance its competitive position: there is still a long way to go.

By: Mario Mariniello Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: November 26, 2020
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Policy Contribution

Addressing fragmentation in EU mobile telecom markets

This Policy Contribution looks at EU mobile telecoms markets and analyses potential concrete measures to improve end-users’ access conditions and address EUmarket fragmentation.

By: Mario Mariniello, Francesco Salemi and Bruegel Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: August 4, 2015
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Policy Contribution

Antitrust, regulatory capture and economic integration

The paper investigates the distortions that national competition authorities generate when they pursue non-competitive goals in favour of domestic firms, and discusses ways to address this negative policy development in a globalised world.

By: Mario Mariniello, Damien Neven and Jorge Padilla Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: July 22, 2015
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Blog Post

Huawei vs ZTE judgement: a welcome decision?

Today the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will rule on a dispute between Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE regarding a patent “essential” to the “Long Term Evolution” (LTE) wireless broadband technology standard. 

By: Mario Mariniello and Francesco Salemi Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: July 15, 2015
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Opinion

Digital Single Market: setting the stage

The European Commission's just-released Digital Single Market strategy paper is good news. However, the paper does not spell out how the proposals will be implemented, and thus is of little help in forecasting what will happen next.

By: Mario Mariniello Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 8, 2015
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Blog Post

The whys and hows of a single market for Europe

Be it sluggish growth performance, high unemployment or an incomplete monetary union, completing the single market is often offered as a silver bullet to alleviate or solve most of the current problems of the EU. However, seldom is time taken to explain what the underlying mechanics of the single market are and how the latter is supposed to deliver all these positive effects for the EU. 

By: Alessio Terzi, Mario Mariniello and André Sapir Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: March 23, 2015
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Working Paper

The long road towards the European single market

This paper argues that identifying and quantifying the channels through which market integration is expected to engender growth is methodologically complex. The authors conclude that the positive impact of single market integration has fallen short of initial expectations.

By: Mario Mariniello, André Sapir and Alessio Terzi Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: March 16, 2015
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Blog Post

A European approach to corporate tax

The recent ‘tax-sweetener’ state-aid cases against Ireland for its agreements with Apple, Luxembourg with Amazon and Fiat, and the Netherlands with Starbucks have created momentum for those that believe that the European Commission should act to ensure that European countries coordinate their fiscal policies and possibly converge to harmonised corporate tax levels; even Vice President Katainen has recently stressed that a common tax base proposal would help capital union. 

By: Mario Mariniello Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: January 29, 2015
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Blog Post

Europa sollte sich nicht vor ausländischen Übernahmen fürchten

Bruegel-Forscher Mario Mariniello zum wachsenden Protektionismus und der Rolle der EU-Kommission

By: Mario Mariniello Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 17, 2014
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Blog Post

Europe should not fear foreign takeovers

Foreign takeovers are often a source of concern for national governments. Concerns might be of a strategic nature (for example over deals in the defence sector) or of a more economic nature. In the latter cases, the public perception is often that, because they are less physically or psychologically attached to the host country, foreign investors could more easily take decisions that harm the host economy, such as downgrading the acquired company’s brand or cutting jobs or research expenditure.

By: Mario Mariniello Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 17, 2014
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Policy Brief

Foreign takeovers need clarity from Europe

Foreign takeovers are often a source of concern for national governments. The only consideration in merger assessment that matters for the European Commission, is whether the merger will harm consumers. Member states can intervene only in exceptional circumstances.

By: Mario Mariniello Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 9, 2014
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