Mario Leccese is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research is in the areas of industrial organization, innovation, and information economics. In particular, it focuses on the determinants of market power, its role in preventing markets to function efficiently, and what public policies can do to promote competition and innovation. The main chapter of his dissertation examines the relationship between venture capitalists’ common ownership of competing technology ventures and ventures’ outcomes.
Leccese received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in economics from Bocconi University, and his M.A. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.