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Valeria Cipollone

Research Intern

Valeria, an Italian citizen, holds a Bachelor degree in European Economics and a Master degree in Economics, both obtained at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, with an empirical thesis on Educational Economics. As a winner of the Basso Foundation Scholarship, she got a diploma in Journalism and International Issues.

Prior to joining Bruegel, she was an intern at Limes, the Italian Review of Geopolitics, and at the Vatican Radio. She is the director of a cultural online newspaper she helped found in 2008 and she has published articles on Limes, Lavoce.info and Il Fatto Quotidiano. She is fluent in both English and French. Her research interests cover educational economics, applied microeconomics and European economics.

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Italy must expand its online franchise

To successfully use emerging technologies to enhance its democracy, Italy must expand the online franchise, by improving broadband access and bringing down service costs for more Italians – a policy promising attractive side-effects for the Italian economy at a time of challenge.

By: Valeria Cipollone Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: January 8, 2014
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Empirics of energy competitiveness

The loss of competitiveness because of elevated energy costs is concentrated in a limited number of sectors. The cost of subsidising energy-intensive companies might be greater than the benefits.

By: Georg Zachmann and Valeria Cipollone Topic: Green economy Date: October 11, 2013
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Manufacturing Europe’s future

‘Manufacturing Europe’s future’ means getting the policies right for firms to grow and prosper. It is not about picking one sector over another, but primarily about setting the right framework conditions for growth, innovation and jobs.

By: Francesca Barbiero, Michael Blanga-Gubbay, Valeria Cipollone, Koen De Backer, Sébastien Miroudot, Alexandros Ragoussis, André Sapir, Reinhilde Veugelers, Erkki Vihriälä, Guntram B. Wolff and Georg Zachmann Topic: Digital economy and innovation, Green economy Date: October 1, 2013