Luisa Affuso (Dr)
Chief Economist, Ofcom, UK
Dr Luisa Affuso is Chief Economist at Ofcom and Head of Profession for Economics and the Director of the Economics Group - a group of over 50 economists who help to ensure our decisions are underpinned by expert economic analysis. She is a member of the Senior Management Team at Ofcom and of the Policy and Management Board, its Executive Board.
Dr Affuso joined Ofcom in October 2018 from PwC where she headed the Competition Economics advisory practice. She has over twenty years’ experience in the application of competition, regulatory, and industrial economics and has advised on a large number of cases including mergers, abuse of dominance and restrictive horizontal and vertical agreements, as well as damages litigation from antitrust infringements, market studies and market investigations, and State aid. She has given expert evidence on a number of high-profile cases before several antitrust authorities including the European Commission, the Italian, UK, South African, Indian, and Singaporean authorities, as well as Courts and specialised Tribunals.
Prior to becoming an economic consultant Dr Affuso was an academic, initially at the University of Cambridge where she was Director of Studies and Fellow in Economics at Robinson College, and a Research Associate of the Department of Applied Economics, and subsequently at the London Business School. She is currently a Senior Member of Robinson College.
Dr Affuso was educated at the University of Warwick, where she obtained an MSc and PhD in Economics. She holds BSc and Doctorate in Economics from the University of Naples (Federico II), Italy.