Alberto Heimler is professor of economics at the Italian School of Government in Rome. He is the Chairman of the Working Party on Competition and Regulation of the Competition Committee of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He was Counsellor of the Italian Minister for European Affairs, Director for research at the Italian Antirust Authority, a Member of the Steering Group of the International Competition Network (ICN) and Co-chair of a number of ICN working groups. He has been visiting professor at the department of Economics of Luiss University, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Bocconi University and in the School of Law of Haifa University and Tel Aviv University. His academic articles on antitrust enforcement, economic regulation and public procurement have appeared in the leading journals of the field. Professor Heimler is the co-coordinator of the procurement programs at the Italian School of Government and lectures frequently on antitrust, economic regulation, public procurement, public policy both in Italy and abroad.