My EUI experience has introduced a rich routine into my professional life. Some of its ingredients are: study, discussion, empirical analysis and programming, theoretical research, policy work, discovering new disciplines and methods thanks to the RSCAS’s interdisciplinary nature, conference/consultancy travels in Europe, Africa and Asia, and an excellent relationship with the director of my research area, my colleagues and all EUI staff members.
Two high points of my EUI experience, so far, have been my first publication in a top journal in international economics and my first personal consultancy (a third party asked specifically for my technical consultancy in services trade policy).
And so I would tell a new research fellow, about to start their own EUI experience, to be ambitious and proactive. As an EUI research fellow, you will find the support, the tools and the space to grow in many directions.
Matteo Fiorini, Research Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies