Federico Ferrara
Research Fellow at London School of Economics
Past Member

Federico is a Research Officer on the ERC-funded SOLID project led by Prof. Waltraud Schelkle at the European Institute of the London School of Economics (LSE) and a doctoral candidate in the Political Science Department at the University of Geneva. His research interests span several topics in European and international political economy. Most of his research focuses on the political economy of the European Central Bank (ECB). His doctoral thesis explores the politics of the ECB’s monetary policy during the euro crisis. In other projects, he investigates the political economy of financial markets and the political consequences of trade imbalances in advanced industrial democracies. A large part of his empirical work is based on quantitative text analysis techniques.

Before joining the European Institute, Federico worked for two years as a researcher in the Global Media Relations Division of DG-Communications at the ECB. He holds a BSc in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University and a MSc in International Political Economy from LSE.

Recent publications:

Ferrara, F. M. (2019) “The Battle of Ideas on the Euro Crisis: Evidence from ECB Inter-Meeting Speeches”, Journal of European Public Policy (online first).

Ferrara, F. M. and T. Sattler (2018) “The Political Economy of Financial Markets” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, July 2018.

This project is funded with a Synergy Grant by the European Research Council under Grant Agreement n. 810356. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.