On 21 March 2019, Zsolt Darvas presented a testimony on cohesion policy at the Committee on Budgetary Control of the European Parliament.
About the authors
Zsolt Darvas, a Hungarian citizen, joined Bruegel as a Visiting Fellow in September 2008 and continued his work at Bruegel as a Research Fellow from January 2009, before being appointed Senior Fellow from September 2013. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Corvinus University of Budapest.
From 2005 to 2008, he was the Research Advisor of the Argenta Financial Research Group in Budapest. Before that, he worked at the research unit of the Central Bank of Hungary (1994-2005) where he served as Deputy Head.
Zsolt holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Corvinus University of Budapest where he teaches courses in Econometrics but also at other institutions since 1994. His research interests include macroeconomics, international economics, central banking and time series analysis.
Jan, an Italian and Polish citizen, is a research assistant at Bruegel. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science and a Master's degree in Economics, both from the University of Bologna, and a Master of Science in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics. During his studies, he also spent a semester at the University Paris-2 Panthéon-Assas and one at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich.
Before joining Bruegel he was a trainee at the European Commission (DG Budget) and at the Brussels office of Assonime, the association of Italian joint stock companies.
His research interests include European governance, international economics, monetary and fiscal policy.
Jan is fluent in Italian, English and French and has a good knowledge of Spanish.
Catarina Midões works at Bruegel as a Research Analyst, where her research is centred on Better Regulation in EU law-making, Competition Policy and Cohesion Policy. Catarina holds an MSc in Econometrics and Operations Research with a Specialisation in Econometrics from Maastricht University and a BSc in Economics from Nova SBE. Her research work has been focused in inequality, ex-post impact evaluation of public policy and inference techniques.
Before joining Bruegel, Catarina worked as an Economic Analyst at Oxera, where she focused on efficiency benchmarking in the regulated utility markets, using Stochastic Frontier Analysis and Data Envelopment Analysis, and on transport economics, in ex-ante evaluation of transport projects and estimation of public transport demand elasticities.
Catarina also completed an internship in the European Commission’s Joint Research Center, in the Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation, where she focused on implementation of Structural Reforms. Catarina also worked as a Research Assistant in Nova School of Business and Economics, as part of the research centre NOVAFRICA.
She is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Italian.
Antoine Mathieu Collin is a French economist with experience in competition economics, macroeconomics, finance, and network economics. He previously worked as a Research assistant at Bruegel, contributing to the think tank's publications on growth economics, cohesion policy and monetary policy. Antoine is a graduate of HEC Paris and holds a Master's in Public Administration from Sorbonne and a Master's in Macroeconomics from Panthéon-Assas University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Economics and Computer Science at KU Leuven.
Currently, Antoine serves as a Policy Officer at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition, where he bridges the gap between competition policy and the Commission's political priorities as part of the Commission Priorities and Strategic Coordination unit.
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