Director of Studies and Policy

David supervises and coordinates FEPS’ scientific quality and consultancy capacity, ensuring the policy-relevance and impact of FEPS’ activities. 
He oversees the economic and social policy portfolios.

Before joining FEPS in 2017, David worked as research fellow at CEPS and at the Jacques Delors Institute, covering EU investment policy, economic governance and welfare policy.

David teaches European Economic Governance at the ULB Institute for European Studies and held teaching positions at the Paris College of Art (visiting professor, microeconomics) and at Bocconi University (teaching assistant, macroeconomics). He was also Senior Academic Assistant at the College of Europe, Department for European Economic Studies and worked as consultant on public finance at the Council of Europe, Social Cohesion Division.

David holds a PhD in Public Economics from the DEFAP Graduate School in Public Economics (Milan) and carried out study visits at the University of Nottingham, Bocconi University and University of Zaragoza. Internships at the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in New York and at the United Nations – Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa complement his education.

The full list of publication is available on Academia.edu and ResearchGate. His op-eds are to be found on The Progressive Post and on the Huffington Post Italia.

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Progressive pathways to European strategic autonomy 

European Strategic Autonomy series

Our European Future

FEPS contribution to the Conference on the Future of Europe

Social Investment Now! Advancing Social EU through the EU Budget

In her 16th of July 2019 Opening Statement to the European Parliament, Ursula von der […]

The EU, Resilience and the MENA Region

Fostering state and societal resilience in an era characterized by conflictual multipolarity and resurgent nationalisms is no […]
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Can we have a political debate on the Economic Union we want?

After several postponements, the European Commission put forward an orientation for a reform of the […]

Changing the debt rule would miss the point

Already before the pandemic, it was clear that the economic governance framework of the European […]

Universal welfare for changing markets

Digital technologies and robotisation create employment opportunities - but other jobs will irrevocably be lost.

A first reaction to the Commission’s proposal on EMU Reform

In these last few months, there has a lack of discussion about the long-term objectives […]
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Málaga, Spain

Champions of progress: Progressives go the extra mile for Social Europe!

PES Congress side event

A European Health Union: Our progressive vision

Book launch
Brussels, Belgium (Expert meeting)

Progressive Economics Network

Getting the Green Deal Done
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How to make the best use of the Resilience and Recovery Fund

The first results of the Recovery Watch research project were presented to the Italian public in Rome on 15 December

Prof. Stiglitz: NextGenEU was a step forward, but the EU needs more flexibility

The Nobel Laureate in Economics Prof. Joseph E. Stiglitz speak out about EU’s economic governance and fiscal rules […]

FEPS leads a new flagship research project on EU Strategic Autonomy with top European experts

Does the EU have the capacity and agency to set priorities and make decisions autonomously […]
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Sulle riforme del pnrr sull’inclusione serve partecipazione dei territori

by ANSA 06/10/2022
Interview with FEPS Director of Studies and Policy David Rinaldi

Tyskland vill slopa vetorätt inom EU

by ETC 29/07/2022

Whatever it takes, dieci anni dopo

by La Stampa 26/07/2022

‘Whatever it takes’, ten years on

by Social Europe 26/07/2022
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Progressive Economics Network

The 4th session of the Progressive Economics Network took place in Brussels and focused on three aspects […]

Brazil-EU: Parliamentarians’ exchange

How to strengthen cooperation on the climate and sustainable development agendas

Coming together for a Just Transition

Linking climate action and social justice in Europe
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