Bernardo Rangoni received a BA in Political Science from the University of Bologna, an MSc Law and Economics from LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, and an MSc Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Thereafter he worked for the Union of the European electricity industry (Eurelectric), in Brussels.
Upon his return to the LSE, he was trained in research design and methods through an MRes.
While working part-time on regulatory economics for Oxford Economic Research Associates (Oxera), he researched for a PhD on EU regulatory governance in the Government Department at the LSE, which he recently completed. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the Yale Law School.
His research is in the field of comparative public policy, especially regulation, notably in network industries. He is currently studying an unconventional, experimentalist interpretation of EU governance. Key questions concern the conditions under which the European Commission engages in experimentalist governance, how this novel form of governance precisely interacts with existing more traditional hierarchical governance, and how it might lead key actors to transform their preferences.
As a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Law at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence from September 2017, he aims to refine the arguments previously developed by looking at sector-specific regulation by testing them against general competition regulation.
Bernardo has teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels, namely as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the undergraduate courses in Research Design in Political Science in the Government Department at the LSE and in Fundamentals of Politics Research in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London (KCL), and as a Guest Teacher for the graduate course in Network Regulation in the Government Department at the LSE.