Silvia Giacomelli is a senior economist at the Bank of Italy; she is the Deputy-Head of the Law and Economics Division of the Department of Economics and Statistics. She is a delegate for Italy in the Corporate Governance Committee of the OECD.
Her research interests include corporate governance, bankruptcy, judicial enforcement, regulation, institutions and growth. Her most recent publications and policy papers include: “Red tape reduction and firm entry: New evidence from an Italian reform” in Economic Letters, (2016), 146:24-27; “Does weak contract enforcement affect firm size? Evidence from the neighbour’s court” in Journal of Economic Geography (forthcoming); “The management of non-performing loans: a survey among the main Italian banks” in Bank of Italy – Occasional Papers, n. 2016; “New measures for speeding up credit recovery: an initial analysis of Decree Law 59/2016” in Bank of Italy – Notes on Financial Stability and Supervision, n. 4, 2016.
She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from La Sapienza University (Rome) and a MA degree in Economics from Coripe (Turin University); she has been visiting researcher at Harvard Law School.