Serena Fatica works as a principal economist at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, having previously served in the Fiscal Policy Directorate of the DG for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN). She holds a PhD in Economics from the Catholic University of Leuven and is a graduate from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome. At the JRC, she currently develops research in support of EU policymaking in the area of firm financing and vulnerabilities. She leads the research stream on green bonds, as well as a project on the impact of climate risk and economic shocks on firm performance. Her research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Macroeconomics, Economic Modelling, and others.