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Elena Zaurino

Former Research Intern

Elena Zaurino, an Italian citizen, holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the same university.
During her studies, she spent a semester at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

She is currently working as a full-time researcher and teaching assistant at Bocconi University.

Her research interests include international trade, labour economics, competition policy and economic geography. She is fluent in English, French and Italian.

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Has globalisation 'peaked'? Trade and GDP growth in the post-crisis context

Is the ‘Global Trade Slowdown’ a signal that globalisation has structurally 'peaked', and thus we should expect a stagnation of trade growth also in the future? Or is the slowdown just the result of cyclical drivers, e.g. the fragile European recovery and slower growth in China?

By: Carlo Altomonte, Italo Colantone, Elena Zaurino and Bruegel Topic: Global economy and trade Date: September 7, 2015
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Student mobility in Europe

The chart shows the percentage of students coming from other European countries, measured on the total university student population, who are enrolled in tertiary education, either in Erasmus programs or national degree programs of the hosting country.

By: Giulio Mazzolini and Elena Zaurino Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: October 14, 2014
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Chart: The UK reaching pre-crisis GDP levels

Last week the UK Office for National Statistics announced that British GDP had reached its pre-crisis levels in the second quarter of 2014. However, in the context of long-term growth, the British performance is less impressive.

By: Sergiy Golovin and Elena Zaurino Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: August 8, 2014