Mateo Silos Ribas is Principal Economist at Ofwat, the water regulator and competition authority for the water sector in England and Wales. He has developed his professional career in the areas of competition policy, economic regulation, applied economics and public policy.

Prior to joining Ofwat in November 2017, he was Deputy Director of Economic Analysis at the National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC), a position he had held since 2014.

Previously, he worked as an economist at Economic Consulting Associates, a London-based firm specialising in the provision of economic consultancy services in the field of sectoral regulation.

Previously, between 2008 and 2013, he worked as an economist in the Subdirectorate of Studies of the now defunct National Competition Commission (CNC). Between 2005 and 2008 he developed his professional career at the Centro de Estudios Económicos Tomillo, specialising in economic consultancy to the public sector, and between 2002 and 2003 at the Lawrence R. Klein Institute for Economic Forecasting of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, dedicated to econometric modelling and applied economics.

Master's Degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid and Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Featured programmes and seminars

  • Harvard Course in Law and Economics

    Start date: 02/10/2023

    The aim of this programme is to provide an up-to-date overview of some of the relevant issues in the field of economic analysis of law.

  • Online course Competition in markets

    Start date: Open

    Introduction to the essential elements shaping competition policy and discussion of the principles and instruments of competition policy.

  • Online course Liberalism, a philosophy in danger

    Start date: Open

    Why are so many obstacles confronting liberalism, so implacable the enemies it has to contend with, and so soft the allies it can hardly count on?

  • Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. Carissa Veliz

    Start date: Coming soon

    This course will help us understand the "digital reality" we live in. A practical and constructive approach, offering possible solutions to the ethical challenges generated by AI.