Dr. Iulia Siedschlag is Associate Research Professor and Head of the Centre for International Economics and Competitiveness. She is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Economics and Research Associate of the Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin.
Before joining the ESRI, she was Senior Researcher and Scientific Co-ordinator of the Research Programme “European Integration, Structural Change and Adjustment to Shocks” at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) of the University of Bonn (1999-2005).
Iulia’s key areas of expertise include international and European integration, economic growth of open economies, international trade and investment, technological change, R&D and innovation. Her current research focuses on the links between internationalisation of economic activities, innovation, productivity and employment growth.
Her research has been published in leading peer reviewed international journals such as Open Economies Review, Journal of Economic Integration, Empirica, Applied Economics, Kyklos, Labour Economics, International Journal of Public Policy, Regional Studies, Journal of International Business and Economy and books. Her research findings have been cited in a significant number of publications including international peer reviewed journals as well as studies and policy documents by national and international bodies including Dáil Éireann, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the OECD.
She has received several research awards and fellowships from private and public organisations including Il Sole 24 Ore, the British Council, University of Warwick and the European Commission. In 2004 she received the Best Paper Award from the International Business and Economy Conference in San Francisco for her research on the location of manufacturing in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of increased economic integration.
Iulia has been appointed to numerous international expert groups and provided policy advice to international organisations including the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank Institute, and the World Economic Forum. The policy advice that she provided centred on the following policy issues: monitoring progress towards the European Research Area and a knowledge-based economy; managing international capital flows; macroeconomic adjustment in the euro area; euro area enlargement; international economic integration and the location of industrial activity; labour mobility.
Iulia is currently member of an European Commission Advisory Group on the Innovation Union. She is a member of the Irish Economic Association Council.
Iulia has been awarded a significant number of research grants from international and national organisations and has successfully led a large number of international research consortia involving research institutes and universities from Europe and the United States.