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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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 […]

Progressive reforms for rebalancing the eurozone

FEPS FA Paper EMU Reform final Completing, deepening and rebalancing the Economic and Monetary Union […]

The Portuguese Government Solution: The Fourth Way to Social-Democratic Politics?

Can the Portuguese case be an inspiration for the European Left? Since November 2015 Portugal […]
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Bringing the initiative on Zero Unemployment in the EU forward

With unemployment rates below 7%, creating jobs risks becoming a less relevant priority for the […]

National Recovery & Resilience Plans: assessing to improve

Recovery Watch series
FEPS HQ, Brussels (Closed-door)

Breaking down the silos

Climate mainstreaming and holistic policy design in the face of multiple transitions
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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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#112 FEPS Talks: The acceleration of Social Europe: achievements and EU legitimacy

#108 FEPS Talk: How to improve access and quality of lifelong learning programs

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