Former scholars

Domenico Favoino

Former Research Assistant

Domenico Favoino, an Italian citizen, currently worked at Bruegel in 2016 as a Research Assistant in the Energy and Climate Policy area in the micro team. Prior to this, heworked as a research assistant at Bocconi University, in the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management; in particular, he has been involved in a research project regarding firms' markups, productivity and financial capability. Moreover, he worked as a trainee at the European Commission - DG COMP, Office of Principal Advisor, focusing on ex-post economic evaluation of competition policies on energy markets. He holds a Master's degree in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University in Milan.

In his Master's thesis, Domenico made an empirical test of a model of monopolistic competition and trade on European firm-level data, involving the structural estimation of productivity and markup of firms.

His research interests include International Trade, Empirical Industrial Organization and Energy and Climate Policy.

He is fluent in English and Italian.

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Update of the EFIGE dataset

The EFIGE dataset on firms' competitivenes was recently updated by extending the panel-level balance sheet data until the year 2014. This post highlights the main features of the brand new data.

By: Tommaso Aquilante, Domenico Favoino and Bruegel Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: August 22, 2016
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Is the oil price-GDP link broken?

Oil prices fell to a 12-year low at the beginning of 2016. We find that the drop in the past two years was primarily driven by expectations. In fact, changes in oil prices since 2008 are increasingly explained by expectations. In the past, expectation-driven oil prices drops were good news for the EU economy. However, the declining importance of actual changes in demand and supply for oil prices raises doubts about whether we can still expect a positive impact on EU GDP.

By: Domenico Favoino and Georg Zachmann Topic: Green economy Date: March 31, 2016
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Too early to celebrate: What markets tell us about the credibility of the Paris climate agreement

The price of carbon emissions has decreased markedly since the first draft of the Paris Agreement has been released. The decrease in the price of futures is the largest observed over the last two months.

By: Domenico Favoino, Guntram B. Wolff and Bruegel Topic: Green economy Date: December 15, 2015