Francisco Franchetti is a Senior Economist at Compass Lexecon, based in Madrid.
Francisco’s work involves the application of economic analysis to antitrust and competition policy cases based on specialized econometric techniques. During his years in consultancy, his work has focused on cases related to merger control, abuse of dominance, state aid, price-fixing, false advertisement, and general damages. Francisco has worked on cases before the European Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and various competition authorities in other jurisdictions. Francisco has also worked on cases before the World Trade Organization, courts in EU member states and in the U.S.
Francisco has particular expertise in the media, telecommunications, and transportation sectors. He has also worked in cases in other sectors including health services, and food manufacturing.
Francisco has extensive experience and formal training in the application of simulation and econometric estimation techniques within the discrete-choice modeling framework. In some of the projects he has collaborated with prominent academics specialized in empirical Industrial Organization, including Professor Steven Berry, Professor Ariel Pakes, and Professor Frank Verboven.
Prior to joining Compass Lexecon, Francisco worked in the U.S. economic consulting market. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he specialized in the fields of industrial organization, computational economics, and economic theory.