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Michele Peruzzi

Michele Peruzzi

Research Assistant

Michele, an Italian citizen, holds an MSc in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi University, Milan, where he also obtained his Bachelor's degree. 

During his studies he spent a semester at New York University (NYU), and one year as a visiting student at the PhD in Economics program at the University of Minnesota. 

In addition to an internship at the Department of Decision Sciences of Bocconi University, he worked as Research Assistant at Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei in a European funded project.

His research interests range from applied microeconomics and econometrics to big data analysis and machine learning.

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Michele Peruzzi
Georg Zachmann

Some tools for lifting the patent data treasure

Bruegel contributes to the stream of research on PATSTAT by providing two algorithms that try to minimize the amount of manual work that has to be performed. We also provide data obtained by the application of these methods.

By: Michele Peruzzi and Georg Zachmann Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 9, 2014
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Remerge: regression-based record linkage with an application to PATSTAT

Remerge: regression-based record linkage with an application to PATSTAT

We further extend the information content in PATSTAT by linking it to Amadeus, a large database of companies that includes financial information. Patent microdata is now linked to financial performance data.

By: Michele Peruzzi, Georg Zachmann and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 28, 2014
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Olga Tschekassin
Michele Peruzzi

Interactive map: Debt & inflation

Yesterday’s inflation flash estimates published by Eurostat show a Euro Area (EA) annual inflation of 0.5 percent, down from 0.7 percent in the previous month.

By: Olga Tschekassin and Michele Peruzzi Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: June 5, 2014
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Marco Antonielli
Silvia Carrieri
Carlos De Sousa
Michele Peruzzi

Charts of the week: mind the widening gap between the euro area and the UK/US

We show how the euro area (EA) is lagging behind its two major advanced economy counterparts in a few key macroeconomic variables. 

By: Marco Antonielli, Silvia Carrieri, Carlos De Sousa and Michele Peruzzi Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: April 29, 2014
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Georg Zachmann
Michele Peruzzi
Erik Dale

Interactive chart: How Europe can replace Russian gas

But how much would these options cost Europe and Russia? How do these options play together? Is there a preferred alternative, or perhaps there is an optimal policy mix?

By: Georg Zachmann, Michele Peruzzi and Erik Dale Topic: Energy & Climate Date: March 27, 2014
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Georg Zachmann
Michele Peruzzi

Does Europe need a renewables target?

The discussion on whether the EU needs a new renewables target beyond 2020 is gaining traction. The proponents argue that a target for 2030 would give the visibility needed for long-term investments all along the value chain (e.g. into network and storage infrastructure). That is, without a firm political timetable for the roll-out of renewables, the cost of deployment might be much higher.

By: Georg Zachmann and Michele Peruzzi Topic: Energy & Climate Date: February 13, 2014
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When and how to support renewables? Letting the data speak

When and how to support renewables? Letting the data speak

Low-carbon energy technologies are pivotal for decarbonising our economies up to 2050 while ensuring secure and affordable energy. Consequently, innovation that reduces the cost of low-carbon energy would play an important role in reducing transition costs. We assess the two most prominent innovation policy instruments (i) public research, development and demonstration (RD&D) subsidies and (ii) public deployment policies.

By: Georg Zachmann, Amma Serwaah and Michele Peruzzi Topic: Energy & Climate Date: February 5, 2014
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Georg Zachmann
Michele Peruzzi

EU vs. regional electricity markets: Don't think too small

A comment on the ‘Schengenisation’ of EU energy policy: going for regional electricity markets instead of an EU-wide market comes at a cost.

By: Georg Zachmann and Michele Peruzzi Topic: Energy & Climate Date: October 9, 2013