Chiara Castelli


telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10-11

Chiara Castelli is Economist at wiiw and PhD candidate in Economics at the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business). Her research focuses on foreign direct investment, multinational firms, innovation and environmental policies. She holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Pisa and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (2020). Previously, she worked as an economic researcher in several institutions, including the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, the University of Brescia (Italy) and the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM, Italy).

Austria, Vienna

List of Publications

External Publications wiiw Publications

External Publications

Articles in refereed journals
  • 'State Aid, R&D, and the Digital Content of Trade' (with Dario Guarascio, Stefan Jestl and Robert Stehrer), Applied Economics Letters, June 2024
  • 'Exploring macroeconomic models in the water, energy, food, and ecosystem (WEFE) field: a comprehensive review' (with Marta Castellini, Emanuele Ciola, Camilla Gusperti, Ilenia Gaia Romani and Sergio Vergalli), IOP Publishing Ltd, Environmental Research Letters, Volume 19, Number 5, May 2024, 053003
  • 'Ecosystem degradation and the spread of Covid-19' (with Marta Castellini, Nicola Comincioli, Maria Laura Parisi, Nicola Pontarollo and Sergio Vergalli), Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 195(7), 836, June 2023
  • 'What makes cities happy? Factors contributing to life satisfaction in European cities' (with Laura de Dominicis, Lewis Dijkstra, Beatrice d’Hombres, Valentina Montalto and Nicola Pontarollo), European Urban and Regional Studies, March 2023
Other working papers and discussion series
  • 'The use of Cohesion Policy funds to support refugees from Ukraine' (with Grzegorz Gorzelak, Kristjan Kaldur, Maria Khrapunenko, Ambre Maucorps, Bernhard Moshammer, Olga Pindyuk, Maryna Tverdostup and Zuzana Zavarská), European Parliament, Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Research for REGI Committee, May 2023
  • 'Social Media Use and Loneliness' (with Zsuzsa Blasko), Publications Office of the European Union, EUR 31092 EN, JRC129042, 2022
  • 'Report on the quality of life in European cities, 2020' (with Paolo Bolsi, Beatrice d'Hombres, Laura de Dominicis and Valentina Montalt), Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission, August 2021

wiiw Publications

wiiw Monthly Reports
  • 'Innovation in climate change mitigation technologies across Europe' (with Ronald B. Davies, Javier Flórez Mendoza, Mahdi Ghodsi and Francesca Micocci), in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 6/2024, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 6, Vienna, June 2024, pp. 21-29
  • 'The role of state aid as a driver of export performance in the EU', in: Vasily Astrov (eds), Monthly Report No. 3/2023, wiiw Monthly Report, No. 3, Vienna, March 2023, pp. 20-25
wiiw Working Papers
  • 'State Aid, R&D, and the Digital Content of Trade' (with Dario Guarascio, Stefan Jestl and Robert Stehrer), wiiw Working Paper, No. 237, Vienna, November 2023