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Dr Alessia Paccagnini


Alessia Paccagnini

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Business
01 716 8065
University College Dublin, School of Business, Blackrock East/West Hall Carysfort Avenue Blackrock Co. Dublin


Dr. Alessia Paccagnini is currently permanent Lecturer/Assistant Professor at the at the University College Dublin School of Business. Previously, she was Lecturer at the School of Economics at the University College Dublin, Assistant Professor at the University of Milan - Bicocca and Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute She earned her Ph.D. in Economics and Econometrics from Bocconi University. During her career, she has been research visitor at the European Central Bank, University of Pennsylvania, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Bank of England, National Bank of Poland, and visiting professor at IMT Lucca. Her research includes Time Series Analysis, Forecasting, Factor Models, Classical and Bayesian Econometrics, Applied Macroeconomics, DSGE Model Estimation, and Monetary Policy. Her work has been published in international prestigious journals such as Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Economics Letters, Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Economics Dynamics and Control, and Journal of Financial Stability among others. Dr. Alessia Paccagnini has taught a variety of courses in Econometrics, Applied Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, and Macroeconomics to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Bocconi University, Catholic University in Milan, University of Varese - Insubria, University of Milan - Bicocca, IMT Lucca, and University College Dublin. She currently teaches Financial Econometrics for Master student at Smurfit Business Graduate School and Econometrics of Financial Markets for bachelor students in Economics & Finance. For more information, see my website: Alessia has just received a Citation for Teaching Excellence at UCD for courses taught during 2017/2018 Academic year.


  • Academic Director Master Quantitative Finance
    University College Dublin, University College Dublin, Blackrock, Ireland1 Sep 2018
  • Representative of School of Economics in the Bachelor in Economics & Finance
    University College Dublin, University College Dublin, Blackrock, Ireland1 Sep 2015 - 30 Jun 2017


  • Teaching Fellow and PhD Student
    Università Bocconi1 Sep 2004 - 1 Jun 2010
  • Assistant Professor in Econometrics
    Università degli Studi Milano - Bicocca1 Jun 2010 - 1 Jun 2015
  • Max Weber Fellow
    European University Institute1 Sep 2010 - 31 Aug 2012
  • Visiting Researcher
    University of Pennsylvania1 Mar 2012 - 1 May 2012
  • Visiting Researcher
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra1 Mar 2013 - 1 Jun 2013
  • Visiting Professor
    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Applied Economics, Barcelona, Spain11 Jun 2018 - 12 Jun 2018
  • Visiting Professor
    IMT Lucca, Economics, Lucca, Italy1 Jun 2016 - 15 Jul 2017
  • Visiting Professor
    Central Bank of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland21 May 2018 - 21 May 2018


  • Internship
    European Central Bank1 Jun 2010 - 1 Sep 2010
  • Visiting Researcher
    Bank of England1 Jul 2013 - 31 Jul 2013
  • Visiting Researcher
    National Bank of Poland, Warsaw1 Sep 2016 - 12 Sep 2016


  • PhD
    Univ Commerciale 'Luigi Boccon
  • Prof Cert University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin


  • Max Weber Fellow
    European University Institute, Economics, Florence, Italy1 Sep 2010 - 31 Aug 2011
    Postdoctoral Fellowship


  • Italian
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • French
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read and understand