Silvia Merler

Affiliate Fellow, Bruegel

Silvia Merler is currently Head of ESG and Policy Research at Algebris Investments and an Adjunct Lecturer in Economics of Global Markets for the MA in Global Risk at Johns Hopkins SAIS. She has been involved in the European economic policy debate for a decade, and has conducted extensive research on topics of European political economy, with special attention to European macro and financial economics issues, as well as EU institutions and governance. At Algebris, she leads and oversees the development of ESG investment integration for all investment strategies and is responsible for Algebris' internal and external research focused on ESG and/or European economic policy. Prior to Algebris, she was an Affiliate Fellow at Bruegel (European Economic Think-Tank, Brussels), contributing to Bruegel’s research and policy analysis with in-depth work on the euro sovereign-banking crisis, external imbalances, capital flows and adjustment, Euro Area banks, European public opinion and Italy. She also spent a period as an Economic Analyst at the European Commission (DG ECFIN), where she worked on financial assistance and stability mechanisms, in particular the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), with a focus on macro-financial stability issues. Silvia received a BA and a Msc in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University in Milan, and a PhD in European Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS. Her doctoral dissertation – published as a book in Italian in 2021 – focuses on the political economy of Italy’s membership in the Eurozone before and after the COVID-19 shock.

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