The TEDAM team provides analytical support to EU policy making. The key instrument used for this purpose is the spatial computable general equilibrium model RHOMOLO, but additional economic methods are also used. The policy-support activity of the team is summed up here.
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- Javier Barbero (since 2016): RHOMOLO modeller. Main fields of interest: Economic Theory, Spatial Economics, New Economic Geography, International Economics, Regional and Urban Economics, Econometrics, Networks, and Computational Economics. Javier holds an undergraduate degree in Economics, an MSc in International Economics, and a PhD in Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
- Tryfonas Christou (since 2022): RHOMOLO modeller. Main fields of interest: Fiscal Policy, Economic Growth, and the role of institutions. Tryfonas holds a BSc in Economic Theory and Policy from the Athens University of Economics and Business, a MSc in Economics from the University College of London, and a PhD in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business. Prior to joining the JRC, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Adjunt Lecturer at the Athens University.
- Andrea Conte (since 2016): TEDAM project coordinator. Main fields of interest: Innovation, Public Finance, and Regional Policy. Andrea holds a PhD and MSc in Economics from CORIPE and the Economics Department of the University of Turin. He was a visiting Research Fellow at the CNR (Italian National Research Council), ISTAT (Italian National Statistical Office), ILO (International Labour Organization) and Birkbeck College (London). He was Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena from 2005 to 2007. Andrea joined the European Commission in 2008 in the Directorate General for Economic & Financial Affairs (ECFIN), before moving to JRC Seville.
- Francesca Crucitti (since 2021): RHOMOLO modeller. Main fields of interest: Macroeconomics, Growth, Innovation, Firms' Dynamics and Entrepreneurship, Inequality, and Financial Frictions. Francesca has a PhD in Economics from the joint programme of the University of Milano and University of Pavia, and a MSc in Economics from the University of Milano-Bicocca. Prior to coming to the JRC, she worked at the University of Pavia as a Post-Doctoral Researcher.
- Olga Diukanova (since 2013): RHOMOLO modeller. Main fields of interest: Trade, Transport, Energy, and Environmental Policies. She holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Applied Mathematics and a PhD in Economics. Olga has a considerable experience in working with static, recursive-dynamic, forward-looking and overlapping generations models written in softwares like GAMS, GAMS/MPSGE and GEMPACK.
- Abian García Rodríguez (since 2022): RHOMOLO modeller. Main fields of interest: Fiscal Policy, Regional Economics, Demographics and Applied Macroeconomics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Universitat de Barcelona. Prior to joining the JRC, he was a Research Officer at the Economic and Social Research Institute (Dublin) and an Economist for the Department of Finance of the Canary Islands' Government and the Confederación Canaria de Empresarios CEOE (Las Palmas).
- Ilias Kostarakos (since 2021): REMO economist. Main fields of interest: Applied Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policy, Labour Share, Growth Empirics, Intangible Capital, and Financial Development. He holds a MPhil and a PhD in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Prior to joining the JRC, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Economic Analysis division of the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in Ireland and as a Policy Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Greece.
- Nicholas Lazarou (since 2021): RHOMOLO modeller. Main fields of interest: International Trade, Development, and Industrial Organisation. Nicholas holds a PhD from the University of Southampton and he has previously worked for the World Bank / UNCTAD on developing and launching the Global Transport Costs Dataset for International Trade. His past experience includes being a Research Associate at University College London's Energy Institute, and, before joining the JRC, he was the Greek delegate at the Economic Policy Committee of the European Council when he was based at the Council of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Finance of Greece.
- Anabela Marques Santos (since 2021): REMO project coordinator and economist. Main fields of interest: Policy Evaluation and Impact Assessment, Rural Development, Economics of Innovation, Tourism, and Corporate Finance. She has a PhD in Economics and Management from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a MsC in Economics from the Unversidade de Évora. Before joining the JRC, she was Research Fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Between 2005 and 2014, she was Financial Advisor for SMEs in Portugal (especially for agri-food companies and the tourism sector).
- Stylianos Sakkas (since 2016): RHOMOLO modeller. Main fields of interest: Fiscal Policy and Public Finance, DSGE models and Regional Development. He holds a BSc in Economic and Regional Development from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, and a MSc and a PhD in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business. Prior to joining the JRC, he was a Visiting Research Student at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), working as a Research Intern at the LSE Hellenic Observatory.
- Simone Salotti (since 2018): RHOMOLO project coordinator and modeller. Main fields of interest: Applied Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policy, and Regional Economics. Simone has a PhD and a MSc in Economics from the University of Siena, Italy. Prior to coming to the JRC, he worked at the University of Firenze (Italy), the National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland), and Oxford Brookes University (UK).
- Yevgenyia Shevtsova (since 2019): REMO economist. Main fields of interest: International Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Economics of Innovation. Yevgenyia holds a PhD in Economics from Heriot-Watt University and a MSc in Economics from Kyiv School of Economics. Prior to joining the JRC in 2019, she worked at the University of Liverpool, Joint Vienna Institute, and the University of York.
The TEDAM team is part of the Knowledge for Finance, Innovation and Growth Unit of the Growth & Innovation Directorate in the Joint Research Centre (in short, JRC.B.7), located in Seville, Spain.