Portrait of Laura Puglisi

Laura Puglisi : Consultant

Laura is an experienced Consultant in Oxera’s State Aid team. She has significant experience developing financial and economic evidence for assessing the compatibility of state aid measures as well as the compliance of public interventions with the so-called market economy operator principle (MEOP). Her work covers a broad range of sectors, including in particular the transport and more specifically the aviation sector. In the aviation sector, Laura has also assisted to the successful notification of state aid cases to the European Commission. In her function as consultant at Oxera, Laura is visiting lecturer for the course ‘Regulation and Antitrust economics for businesses’ at the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Before joining Oxera in 2019, she worked in the Infrastructure & Mobility team at PwC Germany and at KfW, the German national development bank, in Frankfurt.

Laura speaks English, French, German, and Italian.

Tel: +32 (0) 2 793 07 09

Laura's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Economic support to the European Commission with the notification of damages aid measures to airports in the context of COVID-19 (2020–21)

  • Project manager of financial and economic analysis on the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation sector for a European government (2020)

  • Risk assessment in relation to a state aid matter in the rail industry (2020)

  • State aid risk assessment for a multinational pharmaceuticals company in the EU (2019)

  • Financial analysis (market economy operator test) relating to broadband infrastructure investments for a large transport company in Germany (2019)

  • Financial analysis (market economy operator test) relating to airport–airline agreements (2018–20)


  • Robins, N. and Puglisi, L. (forthcoming, 2021), ‘The application of the market economy operator principle in the aviation sector’, European State Aid Law Quarterly.

  • Robins, N., Puglisi, L. and Burger, A. (forthcoming), ‘The Role of State aid in Promoting Environmental Sustainability’, in Holmes, S., Middelschulte, D. and Snoep, M. (eds), Competition Law & Environmental Sustainability, Concurrences.

  • Alimonti, R. and Puglisi, L. (2020), ‘Research, development and innovation aid’, in Hancher, L., Salerno, F.M. and de Vries Y. (eds) (forthcoming).

  • Robins, N. and Puglisi, L. (2020), ‘The market economy operator principle: an economic role model for assessing economic advantage’, in Hancher, L., Piernas López, J. J. (eds), Research Handbook on European State Aid Law, Edward Elgar (2nd Edition).

  • Robins, N., Puglisi, L. and Yang, L. (2020), ‘State Aid Tools to Tackle the Impact of COVID-19: What Is the Role of Economic and Financial Analysis?’, European State Aid Law Quarterly, 2:20.

  • Robins, N. and Puglisi, L. (2020), ‘Practical guidance on the new state aid rules on public recapitalisations’, Agenda – Thought Leadership, May. Available under: https://www.oxera.com/agenda/practical-guidance-new-state-aid-rules-public-recapitalisations/


  • MSc Economics, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

  • BSc Business, Economics and Social Science, Vienna University of Economics and Business

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