Former scholars

Fabio Matera

Former Research Intern

Twitter: @matfabio

Fabio Matera, an Italian citizen, worked at Bruegel as Research Intern in the area of Energy markets. Before joining Bruegel, Fabio worked as Online Specialist at Arvato Financial Solutions in Dublin and as Business Analyst in Milan.

He holds a BSc and a Master of Science in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan. The subject of his graduate dissertation was a statistical analysis of a data set, collected through a customer satisfaction survey launched by a leading Italian financial institution, in order to identify the main determinants affecting the level of customer satisfaction.

Fabio's research interests include empirical microeconomics and energy Mmarkets.

He is fluent in Italian and English.

Contact information

fabio.matera@bruegel.org

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Standing on the shoulders of distant giants

New inventions build on earlier inventions, so patent citations are one indication of who is standing on whose shoulders. We show that four low-carbon technologies (wind, solar, electric vehicles and batteries) exhibit markedly different patterns of citation behaviour. If technology spillovers are structurally different between sectors, this could imply that policies to support innovation clusters would need different approaches. Differentiated policies could range from promoting individual champions for technologies with strong internal spillovers, to supporting regional eco-systems for technologies with more fuzzy spillovers.

By: Fabio Matera and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 23, 2017
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Brexit and the UK creative industry

The creative sector is important for the UK in terms of employment and share of exports. However, it has mostly been overlooked in Brexit negotiation discussions, despite the fact that a hard Brexit could risk slowing down one of the UK's most consistently growing sectors over the last decades.

By: Maria Demertzis and Fabio Matera Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: January 18, 2017
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The Italian Lira: the exchange rate and employment in the ERM

In the decades before Italy joined the Euro, the Lira was devalued many times relative to the Deutschmark. Were these re-alignments accompanied by long term improvements on the labour market? The data suggests this was not the case.

By: Maria Demertzis, Konstantinos Efstathiou and Fabio Matera Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: January 13, 2017