Dr Anna Rita Bennato
Lecturer in Economics
Anna Rita’s research interests span across different areas of applied microeconomics with a focus on industrial organization. Within this field, she has been focused on firms’ anticompetitive behavior in response to government interventions and firms’ innovation strategies (in particular in the pharma sector), which represents her current research agenda. Recently, with the aim to understand social preferences, Anna Rita has also turned her attention to behavioural and experimental economics.
Before joining Loughborough University, Anna Rita worked at Oxford Brookes University, after she was a Post Doc Research Fellow at the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia. Previously, while she was completing her PhD, Anna Rita worked as Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol. She completed her Bachelor (Laurea) degree in Economics at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, before studying at "Tor Vergata" University of Rome, where she obtained her MSc in International Economics, and PhD in Economics.