Franco is an ATS lecturer in Econometrics and a member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Economics and Commerce from University of Venice and his Master’s degree of Economics and Finance from Venice International University. He completed his Doctorate in Quantitative Economics in 2004 at University of Venice. During his doctoral program he spent one year at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and half a year at Harvard University. At the beginning of 2004 he joined the MEA, Mannheim Institute for the Economics of Ageing, Mannheim, to collaborate on the first wave of SHARE: Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. From September 2004 to August 2007 he covered the position of Contract Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. He then held a Postdoctoral Research position: one year at the Department of Economics and Econometrics of the University of Groningen and three years at Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
Demand estimation and merger simulations for drugs: Logits v. AIDS,
in International Journal of Industrial OrganizationFull Text UEA Repository
(E-pub ahead of print)
To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade? The Release of New Versions to Survive in the Hypercompetitive App Market,
in WAMA 2015 Proceedings of the International Workshop on App Market Analytics .
ISBN 978-1-4503-4398-5Full Text
Commodity Market Dynamics and the Joint Executive Committee (1880-1886),
in The Review of Economics and Statistics
pp. 1722-1739UEA Repository
Simulating demand for electric vehicles using revealed preference data,
in Energy Policy
pp. 686-696Full Text UEA Repository
Behavioural Economics in Competition and Consumer Policy,
ESRC Centre for Competition PolicyUEA Repository
Coverage of retail stores and discrete choice models of demand: Estimating price elasticities and welfare effects,
in International Journal of Industrial Organization
pp. 555-578UEA Repository
Estimating the price overcharge from the cartelisation of the Irish automobile industry,
in The Economic and Social Review
pp. 165-182UEA Repository
Merger control in differentiated-product industries,
in Recent Developments in Antitrust: Theory and Evidence.
The MIT Press
pp. 187-213UEA Repository
Our sample: 50+ in Europe,
in Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe: First results from the survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe.
Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Ageing
pp. 30-34UEA Repository
Labour force participation of the elderly: Unused capacity,
in Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe: First Results from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe.
Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Ageing
pp. 236-240UEA Repository
Firm size and market power in carbonated soft drinks,
in Review of Industrial Organization
pp. 283-299UEA Repository
Key Research Interests
Franco’s research interests are Applied Econometrics and Industrial Organization. He has worked with structural econometric models to evaluate horizontal mergers and acquisitions in differentiated products industries and has done work on Cartels. He has contributed to two reports for the European Competition Commission. He is currently pursuing research in Industrial Organization on: retrospective merger valuation, cartel deterrence, taxation, mobile applications, returns from new products and varieties, consumer reviews, online and offline competition, competition and inequality.
Work in progress
Bennato, A.R., Mariuzzo, F., and Walsh, P.P. Ad valorem tax regimes and differentiated products: Evidence from the Irish automobile market.
Bennato, A.R., Mariuzzo, F., and Ormosi, P.L. The Incidence of fines on cartel dynamic pricing.
Bokhari, F.A.S., Mariuzzo, F., and Yan, W. Antibiotic consumption in the UK and the cost of shifting demand away from broad-spectrum drugs.
Li, Y., Korfiatis, N., and Mariuzzo, F. When are online product information strategies successful to avoid free-riding?
Mariuzzo, F., Ormosi, P.L. and Karatzas. A. Public versus private sanctions: The case of cartels.
Bennato, AR, Bokhari, F & Mariuzzo, F (2016) "Growth and returns to new products and pack varieties: The case of UK pharmaceuticals", CCP Working Paper 16-1 v2. Revised and resubmit to Southern Economic Journal.
Bokhari, F., Mariuzzo, F. & Polanski, A. (2015) "Entry limiting agreements for pharmaceuticals: pay-to-delay and authorized generic deals", CCP Working Paper 15-5. Submitted to Journal of Health Economics.
Comino, S., Manenti, F. & Mariuzzo, F. (2015) "Updates Management in Mobile Applications. iTunes vs Google Play", CCP Working Paper 15-4. Under review for Journal of Economics and Management.
Mariuzzo, F., and Ormosi, P.L, 2016. Post-merger price variation matters, so why do merger retrospectives ignore it? CCP Working Paper 16-5. Will be submitted to a special issue of Review of industrial Organization on retrospective mergers.
Yimeng, L., Korfiatis, N., Mariuzzo, F., and Y. Xiong. Information strategies of new product introduction in vertical markets. CCP Working Paper 17-3. Submitted to Production and Operations Management.
Bennato, A.R., Davies, S.W., Mariuzzo, F., and Ormosi, P.L., 2017. Feasibility study on the microeconomic impact of enforcement of competition policies on innovation. A report prepared for the European Commission.
Ormosi, P., Mariuzzo, F., and Richard H., 2015. A review of merger decisions in the EU: What can we learn from ex-post evaluations?. A report prepared for the European Commission.
Franco is convener and seminar leader for third year Industrial Organization and Competition Economics, lecturer for M.Sc. Industrial Economics II, seminar leader for Econometric Methods, and lecturer for ECO Summer School module Methods for Competition Policy Evaluation.
Franco is the School’s Associate Employability Director and Academic Engagement Assistant.