Lucia Alessi is Team Leader at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Her team develops research in support of EU policymaking mainly in the field of sustainable finance. From 2007 to 2015 she worked at the European Central Bank, where she served in various DGs, including Research, Economics, and Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability. Her more recent research focuses on climate risk in equity markets and the development of climate stress tests for financial institutions. On systemic risk more generally, she has worked on early warning systems for financial crises, including sovereign crises. Earlier in her career, she worked on econometric models for big data, with a focus on dynamic factor models. She has published papers in journals such as Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Financial Stability, International Statistical Review, European Journal of Political Economy, Empirical Economics, and others. She was awarded the CEPR/ESI ‘Best Central Bank Research Paper’ prize in 2009.Lucia holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Management from Sant’Anna School for Advanced Studies and a Degree in Economics from Bocconi University.


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