Simone Arrigoni is a full-time PhD student in Economics at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests lie in the area of international and empirical macroeconomics with a focus on the interplay between macroeconomic dynamics and inequality in wealth and income. Before joining Trinity in 2020, Simone was first a graduate trainee and then worked as an analyst in the International Policy Analysis division at the European Central Bank. While working at the ECB he undertook research in constructing and comparing global financial condition indices and studied the role of population ageing in assessing external current account imbalances. He holds a Master's degree in Economics from Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg (Germany) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business from the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). You can find more information on his personal website at