Silvia Merler is currently Head of ESG & Policy Research at Algebris Investments, a global asset management firm. She also serves as a Non-Resident Fellow at Bruegel, Brussels-based economic policy think-tank, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she teaches Economics of Global Markets for the online Master in Global Risk.
Over the years, Silvia has done extensive research on topics of European political economy, with attention to European macro and financial economics issues, as well as EU institutions and governance. More recently, her research has been focusing increasingly more on sustainable finance - with particular attention to the EU space. Silvia holds a BA and MSc in Economics and Social Sciences (ESS) from Bocconi University in Milan, and a PhD in European and Eurasian Studies with focus on European political economy at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She also holds a Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Institute, and has completed Responsible Investment courses offered by the UN Principle for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) Academy.