Maurizio Conti is a Special Advisor to Europe Economics. Maurizio's main areas of expertise are the water utility industry and efficiency and productivity analysis for benchmarking purposes. He had advised clients on sectors such as water, gas, electricty, telecoms and transport in various European countries. His academic research focus on the econometric estimation of economies of scale and scope in utility sectors as well as the impact of economic regulation on efficiency and productivity growth, with a special focus on the water utility industry. Maurizio has advanced knowledge of microeconometrics and panel data techniques as well as stochastic frontier analysis. Maurizio has an MSc in Economics from Warwick University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Essex.