Alexander Elbittar is a prominent applied game theorist and industrial organization economist specializing in competition and regulation, particularly within network industries such as telecommunications. His extensive expertise encompasses mergers, anticompetitive behavior allegations, auctions, digital platforms, decision-making theories, and experimental economics. He has served as an expert in multiple U.S. and Central/South American jurisdictions and provided consultation to esteemed institutions, including the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and USAID.
Professor Elbittar is a member of the Expert Advisory Group on Digital Economy at Mexico’s competition regulatory agency, Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (COFECE). In this role, he conducts in-depth analyses of merger cases in the entertainment industry and market studies in the agro-industrial sector’s value chain. His expertise extends beyond telecommunications, covering energy, financial services, mining, retail, and transportation. Additionally, he holds the title of a National System of Researchers II member at the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), underscoring his dedication to advancing scientific and technological activities and policies in Mexico.
With nearly two decades of teaching experience at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City, Professor Elbittar has shaped the minds of students in industrial organization, game theory, and economic competition. He also leads CIDE’s Programa Interdisciplinario de Regulación y Competencia Económica (PIRCE), focusing on regulation and competition. His contributions to competition economics have not only enriched academia but also nurtured the next generation of experts in the field.