Lionel worked at Bruegel as a Research Assistant until August 2022. He studied economics at the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, in France. Before joining Bruegel, Lionel worked as a research assistant at the Department of Economics of Harvard University.
His Master’s thesis investigated the impact of newspaper closures on anti-government sentiment in the United States. In addition to media economics and political economy, his research interests include fiscal policy and the digital economy.
Lionel is a dual French and American citizen.
High-capacity broadband infrastructure will be a key enabler of a forward-looking recovery after COVID-19.
Debt-to-GDP ratios should continue to fall in euro-area countries despite rising interest rates, post 2023 the situation might vary across countries
The ECB should design a specific tool that will accompany interest rate hikes to neutralise the risk of fragmentation directly for countries facing it
Whether the dynamism of European venture capital of the past two years can be sustained and kick start a credible alternative to bank finance in the E
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An analysis of the incentive effects of COVID certificates on vaccine uptake, health outcomes and the economy.
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European countries must do more to tackle the vaccine uptake gap. Vaccination data should be published at the maximum granularity level so researchers
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The European Union’s capital markets remain very underdeveloped compared to the United States.
COVID-19 has complicated inflation measurement. Policymakers need to take this into account and should look at alternative measures of inflation to un
COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in the fastest-moving countries show signs of reinforcing inequality. European Union countries can avoid these pitfalls
Study assessing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the European Union's Internal Market and consumer protection prepared for the European Parliament
To the extent that vaccination against COVID-19 stops individuals infecting others, restrictions on vaccinated individuals’ rights should be lifted: f