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Maria Demertzis

Senior fellow

Maria Demertzis is a Senior fellow at Bruegel and part-time Professor of Economic Policy at the Florence School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute. She was Bruegel’s Deputy Director until December 2022. She has previously worked at the European Commission and the research department of the Dutch Central Bank. She has also held academic positions at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the USA and the University of Strathclyde in the UK, from where she holds a PhD in economics. She has published extensively in international academic journals and contributed regular policy inputs to both the European Commission's and the Dutch Central Bank's policy outlets. She contributes regularly to national and international press and has regular column that appears twice a month in various EU newspapers and on Bruegel’s opinion page.

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Featured work

Opinion piece

There is no such thing as normality

Greece paid a high price for learning that it must reform and conform. The rest of the world will pay a much higher price for its unruly politics.

Maria Demertzis
Opinion piece

The tyranny of EU treaties

It is an overdue question whether those agreements are still fit for purpose or if they must be changed.

Maria Demertzis
Opinion piece

On immigration

The EU must collectively appreciate the human capital that enters its borders as opportunities rather than just risks.

Maria Demertzis
Opinion piece

One year in ten numbers

A reflection on how the world has changed since the Ukraine invasion, through the lens of ten revealing numbers.

Maria Demertzis
Policy brief

How have sanctions impacted Russia?

In this paper we assess both the immediate economic impact and the likely longer-term impact of sanctions on the Russian economy.

Maria Demertzis, Benjamin Hilgenstock, Ben McWilliams, Elina Ribakova and Simone Tagliapietra
Opinion piece

A cold winter

Reforming energy markets must aim to make them less vulnerable to crises such as today’s, even if such crises are rare.  

Maria Demertzis
Event

EU enlargement in a new light

What would increase government support around EU enlargement, and what role could membership play in future peace talks?

Opinion piece

Repurposing the peace dividend

The war in Ukraine has brought an end to a 60-year period in which Europe has enjoyed a peace dividend, an amount released by reducing defence expendi

Maria Demertzis
Opinion piece

War on Ukraine: the day after

The international community will have to restart the long process of de-escalation in order to preserve peace. We have a long climb ahead.

Maria Demertzis