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The Digital Economy: Economics, Antitrust and Regulation

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Abel Mateus

Abel Mateus

Abel Mateus is Associate Professor at New University of Lisbon and an adviser to the Board of the Banco de Portugal. He is Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

He was the first President of the Portuguese Competition Authority from 2003 - 2008. Prior to this, he was adviser to the Board and Executive Director of the Banco de Portugal, a member of the Monetary Committee and a member of the Economic Policy Committee of the European Commission. For 10 years, he was a senior economist at the World Bank, where he worked with several North African and Latin American countries, including as project leader for a structural adjustment programme in Morocco, and for a large decentralisation and regional development project in Mexico, besides being a macroeconomist for several countries. He also worked on the social and agricultural sectors of several North African and Latin American Countries. During his six-year period as Member of the Board of the Banco de Portugal, he was responsible for the monetary policy in Portugal and, in particular, for bringing the country into the Eurozone. He also worked extensively on tax reforms.

He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has taught at the "Universidade Nova de Lisboa", "Universidade Católica Portuguesa" and "Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa". He has published extensively.

He speaks Portuguese (mother tongue), English, French and Spanish.

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