Italian (native), English (excellent) and French (basic)
Ph.D. in Law and Economics (2010, LUISS - Rome) - 2 years MSc in Law and Economics (2006, LUISS) - LL. M. in Law and Economics (2008, University of Hamburg and Bologna) - Bachelor in Economics (2004, LUISS)
Diego Valiante, Ph.D. is a Research Fellow at the Brussels-based think-tank the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) since March 2009, where he is the Head of Research of the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI), a CEPS independent unit running research activities on capital markets economics and policy. He holds a BSc in Economics and a MSc in Law and Economics from LUISS University in Rome, both degrees ‘summa cum laude’. He also earned a joint LL.M. Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) from Hamburg and Bologna University, and in 2010 a Ph.D. in Law and Economics from LUISS University.
As a result of his interdisciplinary background, Diego’s specialties are financial and securities regulation, capital markets, competition and economic policy, and corporate governance. He has published extensively on economic and regulatory aspects of financial markets and services, both for academic research and specialized blogs. He regularly advises European institutions and is involved in working groups of experts on capital markets economics and regulation. His publications have been so far downloaded +25,000 times.
His research activity focuses on trading and transparency of financial instruments (MiFID), central clearing (EMIR) and key aspects of the Eurozone debt crisis (institutional set-up, financial markets and central banking). He has recently advised the European Commission on the revision of the Takeover Bids Directive and the European Parliament on the external representation of the Euro Area. Diego is also Rapporteur of a group of experts, academics and regulators on commodities price formation in future and spot markets. In the past (2007), he also worked as intern for the Public Authorities Division of a major investment bank in Canary Wharf, London.
Current research activities. Beyond his daily contributions to the research on topics of financial regulation and institutional aspects of the Eurozone crisis, Diego is currently involved in assisting the Qatar Central Bank to restructure the current financial framework of the country. In particular, he is engaged in building a long-term strategy and deliverables for the Qatar Financial Markets Authority. In addition, he is completing the final report of the task force on commodities price formation, which will be released in the first quarter of 2013.
In 2011, Diego has been included by the Financial News (Dow Jones) in the list of the “Top 40 Rising Stars in Trading and Technology” under the age of 40 in the EMEA.
Financial and securities regulation (e.g., MiFID, EMIR), capital markets policy, market structure, financial services, competition policy, corporate governance, political economy.
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Recent non-CEPS publications
Last call for a banking union in the Euro area (SSRN working paper; August 2012; forthcoming Applied Economics Quarterly) - PDF download
Building a political Euro area and a "Federation of Regions" (Intereconomics - p. 277; September 2012)
Sovereign Default (December 2011)
Building a political Eurozone (May 2012)