Amadeo Petitbò-Juan was Professor of Applied Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid. His previous governmental and academic activities include the following positions: research fellow at the London School of Economics and visiting fellow at the Universities of Warwick, Perpignan, Pavia, Autónoma de Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra and Alcalá de Henares. Distinguished Expert of the OECD and the European Communities. Deputy Director of Studies at the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Energy (1990-1992) and Spanish delegate to the OECD Industry Committee in Paris. Between 1992 and 1995 he was Commissioner of the Spanish Court for the Defence of Competition and President of that Institution (1995-2000). Supernumerary Member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors and Distinguished Economist of the Association of Economists of Catalonia. He has been awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, the Distinction of Merit by the Ministry of Economy and the Medal for Services to the University. He was Director of the Rafael del Pino Foundation and Vice-Chairman of its Advisory Board, and is a member of its Board of Trustees. Expert in Competition and Markets, Competition and Economic Regulation, he is the author of a large number of publications.