Giulio Federico is Head of the Unit for Mergers at the Chief Economist Team (CET) of DG Competition, European Commission. As part of his role he oversees the work of the CET on merger control. Prior to joining DG Competition in late 2011 he worked in economic consultancy for 10 years and was a Vice President at Charles River Associates. He is an external faculty member at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, where he has taught on the Master in Competition and Market Regulation, and in the professional courses on Abuse of Dominance and on Energy. He was the President of the Association of Competition Economics in 2014 and 2015. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College).