Maria Cecilia del Barrio Arleo
M. Cecilia del Barrio Arleo has been awarded her PhD (with distinction) from the School of International Studies of the University of Trento in April 2020. Her dissertation focuses on the transformation of banking supervision and supervisory practices in the Eurozone since the establishment of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), and the ways through which the SSM fosters supervisory consistency amidst diversity. Her research lies at the interface of financial regulation, social sciences, and regulatory studies. During her research stay abroad, she was a visiting researcher at Goethe-Universität’s House of Finance in Frankfurt, and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Cecilia has also actively taken various methods courses during her doctoral studies which have contributed to reinforcing her multidisciplinary approach to research, mostly focusing on qualitative data analysis. She holds an LLM in Comparative Law, Economics, and Finance from the International University College of Turin (Italy), and a law degree from the Catholic University of Argentina. She is the outgoing coordinator of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) Young Scholars Initiative’s (YSI) Finance, Law, and Economics working group, and a member of the European Banking Institute’s Young Researchers Group. Cecilia is currently a Graduate Programme participant at the European Central Bank, where she serves as a Secretariat official. Her research interests include banking and financial regulation, financial digitisation and datafication, EU integration, central banking, international and EU political economy.