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Lucia Granelli

Research assistant

Lucia, an Italian citizen, holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Sapienza University in Rome and a Master of Arts in European Economics from College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium).She currently is a Ph.D. student in Economics at the Economics School of Louvain of the Louvain Academy (Belgium). Before joining Bruegel, she worked as Research and Teaching Assistant at the Louvain Business School of Universite’ catholique de Louvain.

Lucia’s main research interests are European public finance, taxation, and the application of fiscal federalism theories to the EU integration process. She is fluent in English, French, and Italian.

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The European Semester Timeline

EU economic policy coordination is now supported by a process known as European Semester, which provides a common timetable for EU policy guidance and the monitoring of national actions. This blog entry summarizes the main steps in the European Semester and the role each EU Institution plays in the process. For an extensive analysis of […]

By: Lucia Granelli and Benedicta Marzinotto Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: October 4, 2012
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Cross-Mediterranean economic and political relationships must be rebalanced to include all of Europe

In the wake of the Arab Spring the European Union (EU) is eager to foster closer relations with North Africa and the Middle East. Georg Zachmann,Mimi Tam and Lucia Granelli look at the EU’s current policy initiatives and assess which measures countries should undertake to help the economies of the Southern Mediterranean.

By: Georg Zachmann, Lucia Granelli and Mimi Tam Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: June 20, 2012
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Policy Contribution

How wide is the Mediterrenean?

This Policy Contribution provides up-to-date evidence of the strong heterogeneity in the relationships between the five biggest EU economies with the Southern Mediterranean Countries (SMCs). Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia are still strongly tied to France, Italy and Spain, in terms of investments, financial flows and migration.

By: Georg Zachmann, Mimi Tam and Lucia Granelli Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: May 20, 2012
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Chart of the week: US and Europe’s employment recovery: The Missing Engines

Dave Altig from the Atlanta Fed recently compared sectoral employment growth in the US during two recoveries: the 2001 dot-com recession and the 2007 financial crisis. The 45 degree line in the figure helps us understand the relationship between the two recoveries. If industries are aligned along the line, this means that the pace of […]

By: Lucia Granelli, Dana Andreicut and Shahin Vallée Topic: Global economy and trade, Macroeconomic policy Date: April 11, 2012
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Nobel Prize Lecture and the European Return of Hamilton

The “Fiscal Compact” signed by 25 Member States on March the 2nd has been welcomed by many as the proof that Europeans are obsessed with fiscal discipline. Since the beginning of the year, more and more articles drawing comparisons between the US after the War for Independence back in the 1780s and the current situation […]

By: Lucia Granelli Topic: Global economy and trade, Macroeconomic policy Date: March 13, 2012