Mattia Guidi holds a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute; his doctoral dissertation was entitled, “Explaining and Assessing Independence: National Competition Authorities in the EU Member States.” In addition to teaching at JMU, Dr. Guidi is a post-doctoral fellow at College Carlo Alberto (Turin) and a research assistant at the European University Institute. Before undertaking his doctoral studies, he studied International Relations at the University of Florence (2002-2008).

Guidi’s research focuses on political economy, public policy, regulatory agencies, and EU institutions. His work, which has been published in Comparative European Politics and elsewhere, investigates the impact of economic organization, political polarization, and EU membership on the independence of competition agencies, the consequences of bureaucratic independence for regulatory performance, and changes in the governance of the Eurozone since the dawn of the recent financial crisis.

Dr. Guidi has taught and co-taught several courses and workshops on bureaucracy, regulation, and institutions; he has also taught courses on research methodology (with a particular focus on statistics for the social sciences and regression analysis).

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