Leonardo Madio
PhD student

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Leonardo Madio is an Associate Lecturer in Economics at the Department of Economics and Related Studies. He is also completing his PhD in Economics supervised by Dr. Bipasa Datta, with a thesis on the economics of digitization, funded by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council). 

His research interests lie in the fields of Industrial Organization, Digital Economics, Economics of Regulation. He is currently working on platform competition and investments, commercial digital piracy and copyright protection, data brokerage, and exclusive contracts in two-sided markets. He is also interested in applied micro-econometrics (transport, labour, crime economics).

From September 2017 to March 2018, Leonardo worked as Associate Lecturer in the Environment Department. In April 2018, he joined the Department of Economics as Associate Lecturer.

In 2017, Leonardo was awarded Sir Alec Cairncross Prize for the best paper presented by a young economist at Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference.

He is affiliated to the Micro-theory and the Applied-Microeconometrics (AME) clusters at the University of York.



Research Interests: Industrial Organization, Digital Economics, Public Economics, Economics of Regulation, Transport Economics, Applied Micro-econometrics.

Thesis Title “Essays on Digital Economics and Market Structure”



Dr. Bipasa Datta

Thesis Panel Advisors:

Prof. John D. Hey
Prof. Yves Balasko



Associate Lecturer, Department of Environment, University of York

Introductory Economics (1st year), Autumn 2017 - Summer 2018

Teaching Scholar, Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York

Economics 1 (1st year), Autumn 2017


Associate Lecturer, Department of Environment, University of York

Applied Environmental Economics, Spring 2017

Associate Lecturer, Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York

M.Sc. Dissertation, Summer 2018


Contact Details:


Office: A/D/230

Department of Economics and Related Studies,
The University of York
Heslington, York, YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

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