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Tiago S. Prado joined the research team at the Quello Center in August 2019. He is currently on leave from the Brazilian telecommunications regulatory authority (Anatel), to pursue a Ph.D. degree at Michigan State University, focusing on in information and media policy and economics. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Economic Development, an MBA with an emphasis in Project Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Networks Engineering.
His current research interests relate to the economic and policy implications of digital platforms. More specifically, he researches the short and long-run economic impacts of digital platforms like Google, Facebook, and Amazon on market structures and performance, and their implications for competition policy and regulation. Also, he is interested in understanding how and to what extent such processes affect social welfare and how policy regimes can harness or mitigate these impacts.
With 10 years of experience as a policy and regulatory specialist, Tiago has accumulated an extensive track record of working with government actors in the design, evaluation, and implementation of digital policies. He has spoken and negotiated on behalf of Brazil in more than 20 multilateral meetings at the Organization of American States (OAS) and at the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU). As a result of such work, in 2016 Tiago was elected by the ITU member states to represent Latin-American countries in its policy-related study group for Quality of Service and Quality of Experience.