Portrait of Pierpaolo Perna

Pierpaolo Perna : Senior Consultant

Pierpaolo is a member of Oxera’s Regulation and Market Design team. Prior to joining Oxera in February 2014, he gained experience in another economics consultancy, where he worked in the strategy and energy sectors, and in a public policy consultancy. His areas of specialisation are regulatory policy, due diligence and tariffs for the infrastructure sectors (energy, transport, environment). During his studies, Pierpaolo specialised in economic policy analysis and public economics.

Pierpaolo speaks English, and Italian.

Tel: +39 06 90258088

Pierpaolo's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Project-managed a consultation response on financing investment in infrastructure following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis (2020)

  • Advised on a potential dispute in relation to gas distribution concession tenders (2020)

  • Project-managed a tariff modelling project in the water sector (2020)

  • Advice on electricity retail market reform (2020)

  • Regulatory due diligence advice for an infrastructure operator (2020)

  • Project-managed a large regulatory due diligence project for a large Southern European infrastructure company (2020)


  • Macchiati, A., Perna, P. and Tucci, F. (2019), ‘Industrial Organisation and Public Policy in the Water Sector’, Mercato Concorrenza Regole, 3, pp. 513–35.

  • Castro, A. and Perna, P. (2019), ‘Assessing Energy Efficiency: Econometric Evidence and Implications for Policy’, AIEE Energy Symposium, 10–12 December, pp. 1–14.

  • Davis, C., Dufour, A. and Perna, P. (2016), ‘Roads funding and regulation in England, France and Italy: an international comparison’, European Transport Conference 2016 Proceedings, Association for European Transport, October, pp. 1–19.


  • MPA Public and Economic Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

  • BSc (Econ) Economics and Politics, University of London, UK

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