Dimitri Lorenzani is a Professor in the European Political and Governance Studies Department since September 2023. Since 2021, he is also a member of the Cabinet of Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Inter-institutional relations and  Foresight. In the Cabinet, he is responsible for strategic foresight and industrial policy, with a focus on critical raw materials and the coordination of the European Battery Alliance; he also deals with economic affairs and the European Semester and is a member of the Recovery and Resilience Facility Steering Group.

Between 2020 and 2021, Dimitri was Team Leader for strategic foresight at the Secretariat-General of the European Commission, coordinating the implementation of the institution’s foresight strategy. Previously, between 2011 and 2020, he worked in Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN), where he led the team of economists dealing with Italy’s macroeconomic and fiscal surveillance under the Stability and Growth Pact.

Dimitri holds postgraduate (Master) degrees in economics and finance (Sant’Anna School of

Advanced Studies of Pisa) and in EU affairs (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).



Strategic foresight as a beacon for the EU’s new industrial policy (Lorenzani D., forthcoming)

A “Geopolitical Commission”: Reaching a Point of Inflexion? (Lorenzani D. and M. Szapiro), in O. Costa and S. Van Hecke (eds.), The EU Political System After the 2019 European Elections, Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-12338-2_10

Financial Spillover and Contagion Risks in the euro area in 2007-2019 (Garcia R., Lorenzani D., Vasicek B., and L. Vogel), European Economy Discussion Paper 137, January 2021 (link)

The Effectiveness of Preventive Insolvency Frameworks in the EU (Carpus M., Ciriaci D., Cuerpo C., Lorenzani D., and P. Pontuch), in “The Routledge Companion to Turnaround Management and Bankruptcy”, Routledge eds. March 2017, https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315738116

Italy’s Spending Maze Runner: an analysis of the structure and evolution of public expenditure in Italy (Lorenzani D. and E. Reitano), European Economy Discussion Paper 23, December 2015 (link)

The Economic Impact of Civil Justice Reforms (Lorenzani D. and F. Lucidi) European Economy, Economic Paper 530, September 2014 (link)

The Economic Impact of Digital Structural Reforms (Lorenzani D. and J. Varga), European Economy Economic Paper 529, 2014 (link)

Market Functioning in Network Industries: Electronic Communications, Energy and Transport (Maincent E., Lorenzani D., and A. Eordogh), European Economy Occasional Paper 129, December 2014 (link)

The Economic Impact of the Services Directive: a first assessment following implementation (Monteagudo J., Rutkowski A., and D. Lorenzani), European Economy Economic Paper 456, June 2012 (link)

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