OECD Competition Open Day 2020


Helder Vasconcelos

Vice President
Compass Lexecon


Helder Vasconcelos is a Vice President at Compass Lexecon, based in Madrid, and Professor of Economics at the University of Porto. Helder previously served as Executive Member of the Board of ANACOM, the Portuguese Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Postal Services (2012-2017). He also worked as a consultant to the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Competition Authority (2007-2011). Prior to joining Compass Lexecon, he was Vice-Rector for the area of relations with firms, innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Porto, as well as a President of the Board of Directors of UPTEC, the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto. Helder obtained his Ph.D. from the European University Institute in 2002. In terms of academic positions, he was previously Associate Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2007-2011), Assistant Professor at Università Bocconi (2003-2007), and Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institut D’Economie Industrielle (IDEI), University of Toulouse (2002-2003). He received the International Journal of Industrial Organization Best Paper Award both in 2015 and in 2006, and the 2005 Industrial Organization Society’s Best Paper/Younger Scholar Award. His main areas of research are industrial organization, competition policy, and regulation. His work has been published in leading international economic journals, including the Economic Journal, the RAND Journal of Economics, the European Economic Review, the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, the Journal of Industrial Economics and the International Journal of Industrial Organization. He has acted as a consultant for both private and public entities, in the areas of competition policy and regulation.