Filipe Lage de Sousa

Filipe Lage de Sousa
Senior Economic Policy Analyst, Antitrust and Competition
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Filipe Lage de Sousa is Senior Economic Policy Analyst at ITIF. He is also a lecturer of economics at the Master’s Degree in Applied Economics of John Hopkins University and a professor of economics at the Fluminense Federal University (Brazil). 

He has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, most of them working at the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES). Since 2013, he has been working as an independent consultant and he has already provided his services to the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Japan International Cooperation Agency, Global Development Network, Partnership for Economic Policy, Getulio Vargas Foundation and others.  

He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics with a specialization in applied microeconometrics. His area of expertise focuses on private sector development, including productivity, innovation, and trade, in which he has published extensively in peer-review journals, books, op-eds, and blogs.

Recent Publications

June 7, 2021

Alarmists say the economy is experiencing a crisis of market concentration, with dominant players stifling competition in industry after industry. That is the pretext for a push to radically restructure antitrust policy—but newly released Census data largely contradict the claim.