Diego Valiante, Ph.D. is Head of Capital Markets Research at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), where he coordinates the tasks and research of the European Capital Markets Institute. He holds a BSc in Business 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 has published extensively on economic and regulatory aspects of financial markets and services, both for academic research and specialized blogs (such as LaVoce and Economonitor). He regularly advises European institutions and participates to international working groups. His publications have been so far downloaded +33,000 times.
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. 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. His research activity focuses on trading and transparency of financial instruments (MiFID and EMIR), financial markets structure and institutional aspects of the Eurozone crisis 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 and the impact of unconventional monetary policies on the stability of the Euro Area.
Diego has also assisted the Qatar Central Bank to restructure the financial framework of the country and the Qatar Financial Markets Authority to set its new strategic plan. Finally, he has recently authored the final report of a Task Force with international experts and policy-makers on commodities price formation, in which he served as Rapporteur.
Financial and securities regulation (e.g., MiFID, EMIR), financial markets structure, commodities markets structure, investor protection, competition policy, corporate governance, political economy.
Featured recent non-CEPS publications
The Cypriot Precedent: a Banking Union Will Not Thrive on Shaky Foundations (Intereconomics editorial, forthcoming; April 2013)
Last call for a banking union in the Euro area (SSRN working paper; August 2012; forthcoming Applied Economics Quarterly)
Building a political Euro area and a "Federation of Regions" (Intereconomics - p. 277; September 2012)