Silvia Merler is an Italian citizen and she has worked at Bruegel as Research assistant to Jean Pisani-Ferry from May 2011 to August 2012.
Her main research interest is international macroeconomics. During her time at Bruegel she has worked on various aspects of the sovereign-banking crisis, on monetary policy, on macroeconomic imbalances and adjustment as well as on the dynamics of capital flows in the euro area.
She holds a Master degree in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University in Milan and graduated with a thesis on Current Account Imbalances within the Euro area. She obtained a bachelor in Economics and Social Sciences from the same university, with a thesis on European Neighbourhood Policy.
During 2009 and 2010 she collaborated with Bocconi University and Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei (FEEM), working on the MICRODYN project ("The competitiveness of firms, regions and industries in the knowledge-based economy: what room for job-rich growth in Europe?") and on the "POLINARES - Policy for Natural Resources".
From October 2012, she has been working as Economic Analyst at the European Commission, in the DG for Economic and Financial Affairs.