Mario is the European Political Strategy Centre advisor responsible for Digital, Competition and Single Market issues.

He joined the EPSC from Bruegel where he was Research Fellow for Competition Policy and Regulation.

With Bruegel, Mario published extensively on issues related to competition policy and ICT regulation. His columns and policy works have been published or quoted in leading international media, such as Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, La Tribune, Der Spiegel, Project Syndicate, Vox, Les Echos, De Standaard and others. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences.

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 such as Qualcomm, oneworld and Star alliance, ebooks, KLM/Martinair, Newscorp/BSkyB, UPM/Myllykoski. He also contributed to the drafting of the new European Guidelines for the application of Art.101 TFEU to Horizontal Cooperation Agreements.

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 is currently teaching a course in European Economic Integration for Master students at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).