Eugenia Vella is a postdoctoral research fellow of the Hellenic Foundation of Research and Innovation at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and a research associate in Fundació MOVE (Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics) in Barcelona. In November 2020, she was elected to the position of Assistant Professor at the department of International and European Economic Studies at AUEB.
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 field of research is International Macroeconomics. 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.
Her latest research focuses on the macroeconomics of migration by investigating a) the interaction of fiscal austerity with emigration in the Greek Depression during the period 2010-2015 and b) the macroeconomic effects of migration shocks in Germany during the period 2006-2019. Eugenia has also recently co-edited a volume on Understanding Migration with Macroeconomics.