Portrait of Giovanna Ariel Ventre

Giovanna Ariel Ventre : Analyst

Giovanna is a member of Oxera’s Competition, Analytics, and Health & Pharmaceuticals teams. She uses economics and analytical tools to provide solutions on a wide range of competition issues in a variety of sectors, including merger assessments by competition authorities, follow-on antitrust damages, abuse of dominance cases, and market investigations. She also has experience of damages quantification in the pharmaceutical sector.

Before joining Oxera, Giovanna graduated with an MSc in Economic and Social Science from Bocconi University, where she specialised in applied microeconomics, industrial organisations and econometrics. She then worked as a research assistant in industrial organisation.

Giovanna speaks English, Italian, and Spanish.

Tel: +44 1865 253086

Giovanna's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Advice to a large digital company regarding its defence against a claim that it allegedly abused its dominant position, including assessing the relevant market and alleged conduct from a conceptual and empirical perspective, using data science techniques to analyse the big data (2023)

  • Supported the Australian Commonwealth with quantifying the damages resulting from of an unlawful injunction of a pharmaceutical product (2022–23)

  • Quantification of damages and assessment of pass-on in several cartel litigations (2022)

  • Supported Transport Canada in its review of the merger between Sunwing and WestJet, focusing on the estimation of efficiencies from the proposed tie-up under different impact scenarios (2022)

  • Ex ante assessment of the anticompetitive effects of a merger for the UK Competition and Markets Authority (2022)

  • Assisted the defence of several abuse of dominant position cases in the pharmaceutical industry (2022)


  • MSc Economic and Social Science, Bocconi University, Italy

  • BA Economic and Social Science, Bocconi University, Italy

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