Silvia Merler, an Italian citizen, is the Head of ESG and Policy Research at Algebris Investments.
She joined Bruegel as Affiliate Fellow at Bruegel in August 2013. Her main research interests include international macro and financial economics, central banking and EU institutions and policy making.
Before joining Bruegel, she worked as Economic Analyst in DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission (ECFIN). There she focused on macro-financial stability as well as financial assistance and stability mechanisms, in particular on the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), providing supportive analysis for the policy negotiations.
The speed of recent bank failures has shown the need for more systemic protection of the financial system.
A special episode of the Sound of Economics Live on the global financial system and central banks in the wake of sanctions imposed on Russia.
Russia's war in Ukraine has underscored the need for Europe finally to invest more in its own defence and security. Such an outrageous act of aggressi