Lucia Alessi joined the JRC in 2016. Her team develops research in the field of Finance, with a focus on sustainable finance and digital finance. Before moving to the European Commission, she worked at the European Central Bank, which she joined in 2007, serving in various DGs including Research, Economics, and Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability. Her more recent research focuses on sustainable finance, including the assessment of the 'greenness' of financial portfolios, as well as physical and transition risks. Earlier in her career, she worked on econometric models for big data. Lucia studied Economics at Bocconi University in Milan and earned a Ph.D in Economics and Management from Sant’Anna School for Advanced Studies, Pisa.