Policy work

Before my PhD, I worked as a research assistant at Bruegel, the Brussels-based think tank devoted to policy research on international economic issues.

Below you can find a selection of my work there.


published on Russian Journal of Economics, 5(4) 2019.

in ''Remaking Europe: the new manufacturing as an engine for growth'' edited by R. Veugelers.

Promoting intra-regional trade in the south of the Mediterranean with M. Demertzis in the report of the 2017 Rome Mediterranean dialogues ''Looking ahead: Charting new paths for the Mediterranean''.


Brexit and the future of the Irish border (19/07/2017)

The future of the Irish land border has been thrown into uncertainty by Brexit. The UK's confirmation that it will leave the EU's single market and customs union implies that customs checks will be needed. However, there is little desire for hard controls from any of the parties involved. This is especially true for Theresa May's potential partner, the DUP. Creative solutions are needed to reach a solution.

The Mexican automotive industry and Trump’s USA (27/02/2017)

Trade with Mexico is a controversial topic for the new US administration. And the automotive sector is emblematic of Trump’s promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the USA. But a look at the numbers reveals risks in any shake-up of cross-border trade. 22% of US automotive exports to Mexico are later reimported as part of cars “made in Mexico”. And disrupting production chains could have repercussions around the world.

The impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland: a first look (22/12/2016)

Following the proposal from the Scottish Government that Scotland remain in the Single Market, the differing “Brexpectations” of the UK’s four constituent countries are once again back in the news. Scotland is getting a lot of attention in the Brexit debate, but Northern Ireland is an equally interesting case.