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Paola Maniga

Head of Development

Paola, an Italian citizen, has been Head of Development at Bruegel from 2014 to 2019. She is also co-founder of The Brussels Binder, an online database of female policy experts aimed at improving gender diversity in policy debates.

Before joining Bruegel, she was Secretary General of the European Association of Sugar Traders (ASSUC) and Trade Policy Adviser for the associations representing international trade in flowers (Union Fleurs) and EU imports of processed agriculture and fishery products (Frucom).

Paola holds two master's degrees, in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and in Management from Bocconi University and a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Management for Arts, Culture and Communication.

 She speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French. Her main interests include economics of international trade, social innovation and entrepreneurship. She also enjoys arts, painting and photography.

Declaration of interests 2018

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Blog Post

European governance

Bruegel’s commitment to gender balance

Reflecting on gender balance is crucial to improve think tanks’ ways of working and effectiveness.

By: Paola Maniga Topic: European governance Date: March 8, 2018
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How many female economics professors in top European Universities?

A look at the representation of women in academia at the top economic faculties in Europe shows that there is still much progress to be made by these faculties towards gender equality.

By: Ariane Giraneza Birekeraho and Paola Maniga Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: March 7, 2018