Eugenia Vella is Assistant Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and a research associate in Fundació MOVE (Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics) in Barcelona. During 2015-2020, Eugenia was a permanent Lecturer at the Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield (UK). She has also held a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship in MOVE (2018-2020), as well as a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship (2013-14) and a Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014-15) at the European University Institute in Florence. 

Eugenia’s primary fields of research are in International Macroeconomics and Macroeconomics of Labor Markets. A line of her published work in international peer-reviewed journals examines fiscal policy related issues, such as the interaction of fiscal consolidation with tax evasion and corruption, the effects of fiscal austerity at the zero lower bound in a currency union, the impact of the public wage bill on private productivity, and the spillover effects of public infrastructure spending. Eugenia has worked also on migration by investigating the interaction of fiscal austerity with emigration in the Greek Depression and the macroeconomic effects of immigration shocks in Germany during the period 2006-2019. She has also co-edited a volume on Understanding Migration with Macroeconomics. Eugenia’s current research focuses on the macroeconomics of technological change, skills mismatch, and migration as well as the response of fiscal policy in the COVID-19 pandemic.