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Nuria Boot

Former Research Assistant

Nuria, a Dutch, Spanish and American citizen, worked as a Research Assistant in the area of Competition Policy. Before joining Bruegel, Nuria worked as a trainee on the Chief Economist Team at DG Competition, European Commission. At the CET she worked on the quantitative analysis of a merger case and on a state aid project.

She studied Econometrics and Economics, specializing in Industrial Organization, at the University of Amsterdam. In her master thesis she studied the profitability of a cartel in interbank rate mechanisms, such as Euribor and Libor. Her bachelor thesis was on entry deterrence and mergers after patent expiration.

Nuria’s research interests include competition policy, (empirical) industrial organization, regulation and innovation.

She is fluent in Dutch, Catalan, Spanish and English.

Contact information

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External Publication

Seven years after the crisis: intersecting perspectives

This joint publication brings together the papers produced as part of the first collaboration between Bruegel and the OCP Policy Center. Within the theme of “Seven Years after the Crisis: Intersecting Perspectives” our two organisations launched a “Platform for Advanced & Emerging Economies Policy Dialogue” in Rabat on 1 April 2016.

By: Bruegel, Rim Berahab, Nuria Boot, Uri Dadush, Karim El Aynaoui, Karim El Mokri, Simone Tagliapietra, Karen E. Wilson, Guntram B. Wolff and Georg Zachmann Topic: Global economy and trade Date: August 19, 2016
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Youth unemployment in the Mediterranean region and its long-term implications

Youth unemployment in the Mediterranean region has consequences for the whole of Europe. Tackling youth unemployment in the region must continue to be a high policy priority.

By: Nuria Boot, Karen E. Wilson, Guntram B. Wolff and Bruegel Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: April 13, 2016
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German Facebook probe links data protection and competition policy

On March 2, 2016, the German Federal Cartel Office opened an antitrust investigation into Facebook’s contract clauses on data use, in what appears to be the first antitrust case in Europe based on a breach of data protection rules. We discuss the link between data protection rules and competition policy, which is still underexplored.

By: Bruegel, Nuria Boot and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: March 14, 2016
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Can mass migration boost innovation and productivity?

The long-term impact of migration on innovation and productivity growth in host countries is a neglected issue in the current debate on refugees. Research shows that these effects can be substantial, but if Europe wants to capitalize on this potential it will need better information systems to match migrants’ skill sets with host environments.

By: Nuria Boot, Reinhilde Veugelers and Bruegel Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Macroeconomic policy Date: February 10, 2016
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Lost in assumptions: assessing the economic impact of migrants

What’s at stake: Many research institutes have estimated the economic impact of migrants, in particular regarding fiscal budgets and the labour market. These studies often give contradictory results. This blogs review looks at the different assumptions and approaches behind these results.

By: Nuria Boot, Pia Hüttl and Bruegel Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: January 18, 2016
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Cross-border commuters and trips: the relevance of Schengen

Almost 1.7 million Schengen residents were cross-border commuters in 2014. These charts show data on commuting in the Schengen area and intra-EU trips.

By: Nuria Boot, Guntram B. Wolff and Bruegel Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: December 3, 2015