António Neto has developed expertise on competition policy and regulatory impact assessment for five years and has a total of ten years of experience in research and policy analysis. He is used to conduct rigorous economic analysis to identify competitive harm and consumer welfare loss arising from legal and regulatory provisions, while searching for the relevant case studies, international evidence and economic literature to support policy recommendations. In addition, he has experience applying econometric and data science tools in both industrial organisation and macroeconomic research, exploring and organising large datasets and writing policy papers for policy makers and general audience.
António has written several reports and policy papers within a variety of sectors (e.g., construction, liberal professions, tourism, transportation), for different national and international organisations, such as the OECD and the World Bank. Additionally, he has presented his work to national governments, competition authorities and policy makers. António recently participated in the BioFAIR feasibility study and is currently working on the SANTE pharmaceutical legislation impact assessment project for DG SANTE.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, António worked as a consultant for the World Bank Digital Development Global Practice and as a Junior Competition Expert / Economist for the OECD Competition Division. Previously, António was an Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the University of Porto (Portugal) and a visiting Junior Research Fellow at WIFO (Austria).
António holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Porto (Portugal). He is fluent in English and Portuguese, and has working knowledge of French.