Cinzia Alcidi

Director of Research, Head of the Economic Policy Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels and LUISS- School of European Political Economy- research fellow. Since November 2019 she is also the acting Head of the Jobs and Skills unit.
Prior to joining CEPS, she worked at the International Labour Office in Geneva and taught International Economics at University of Perugia (Italy). Her research activity includes international economics, macroeconomics, central banking and EU governance.
Since 2015 she has been Academy Activities Coordinator at CEPS. She holds a PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland).

Victor Lapuente

Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and a Research Fellow at the Quality of Government Institute (QoG Institute), University of Gothenburg. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oxford and the Juan March Institute (Madrid).
His research deals mostly with comparative public administration and corruption. Other research interests include the impact of separation of powers on economic policy-making and financial markets
He is currently working on the effects of a politicized administration vis-à-vis a meritocratic one. In addition, he is involved in a large research project to map the level of corruption and quality of government) in Europe.