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I obtained MA in Economics and PhD in Economics awarded in 2013 from the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia. After two years of postdoctoral research experience at the department of Economics of the University of Bologna, I joined the Economics Department at Swansea University School of Management on 1st September 2014.

My research interests are in industrial organization, competition policy, experimental industrial organization, banking competition, labour economics. Both my past and current research is in applied industrial organization, in particular in competition economics and competition policy involving empirical methods and laboratory experiments for analysing topics such as competition in banking markets, competition and innovation, collusion and cartels.

I am interested in supervising well qualified MPhil/PhD students in a range of topics in the areas above.

Areas of Expertise

  • Industrial organization
  • experimental industrial organization
  • competition and market structure in banking
  • cartels
  • impact of competition on innovation in banking and manufacturing industries
  • market structure and competition in the airline industry


  1. Tabacco, G. Airline Economics: An Empirical Analysis of Market Structure and Competition in the US Airline Industry Palgrave Macmillan
  2. Tabacco, G. Does Competition Spur Innovation? Evidence from Labor Productivity Data for the Banking Industry Economics Letters 132 45 47
  3. Tabacco, G., Tabacco, G. Market Structure and Intensity of Price Competition in EU Banking Industry Journal of Competition Law and Economics 11 2 353 363
  4. Tabacco, G. A New Way to Assess Banking Competition Economics Letters 121 2 167 169


  • MN-2529 European Economic Integration

    This module provides an analysis of the integration of economies across the EU.


  • 'Essays on Banking in Emerging Markets' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera