Paola Maniga

Head of Development

Paola, an Italian citizen, is Head of Development at Bruegel. She has joined Bruegel in September 2014 with the mission to expand the Membership Programme and develop new funding channels for Bruegel.

Before joining Bruegel, she was Secretary General of the European Association of Sugar Traders (ASSUC) and Trade Policy Adviser for the associations representing international trade in flowers (Union Fleurs) and EU imports of processed agriculture and fishery  products  (Frucom).

Paola holds two Master Degrees, in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and in Management from Bocconi University and a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Management for Arts, Culture and Communication.

She speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French and a bit of Dutch. Her main interests include economics of international trade and entrepreneurship. She also enjoys arts, painting and photography.

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Bruegel’s commitment to gender balance

Reflecting on gender balance is crucial to improve think tanks’ ways of working and effectiveness.

By: Paola Maniga Date: March 8, 2018
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How many female economics professors in top European Universities?

A look at the representation of women in academia at the top economic faculties in Europe shows that there is still much progress to be made by these faculties towards gender equality.

By: Ariane Giraneza Birekeraho and Paola Maniga Date: March 7, 2018