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Chiara PERONI (Head of division)

Chiara PERONI is the head of STATEC’s Research Division. She joined ANEC/STATEC as senior researcher in April 2011. Chiara is an econometrician with a background in macroeconomic analysis and financial econometrics. She is interested in the application of  non-parametric methods to measure productivity and efficiency, and to study policy issues, such as environmental degradation and quality of life. Currently, she is engaged in analysing how welfare is linked to economic outcomes and entrepreneurship. She worked on the estimation of potential output and the output gap for Luxembourg. She is Luxembourg’s delegate at the EU Output Gap Working Group, and at the OECD CIIE.  Before joining STATEC, Chiara held lecturer positions at the University of East Anglia (UK) and the University of Manchester (UK). Chiara holds a PhD in Economics from the University of York (UK).

Current position: Head of division Research

Professional experience

  • Senior Researcher, ANEC/STATEC, Luxembourg.
  • Lecturer in Economics, University of East Anglia, UK.
  • Lecturer in Econometrics, University of Manchester, UK.


  • DPhil in Economics, University of York, UK
  • MSc in Econometrics, University Of York, UK
  • MA in Economics, CORIPE, Turin, Italy.
  • Laurea in Scienze Politiche, Alma Mater Università di Bologna, Italy


  • Entrepreneurship and immigration: evidence from GEM Luxembourg, with C. Riillo and F. Sarracino (2016), Small Business Economics, Vol. 46, Issue 4, pp 639-656.
  • Market competition and innovation in Luxembourg, with I. Ferreira (2012), The Journal of Industry Competition and Trade, Vol. 12, Issue 1, Pages 93-117.
  • Testing linearity in the Term Structures, (2012), Applied Financial Economics, 22:8, 651-666.
  • Reciprocal attention and norm of reciprocity in blogging networks, with A. Gaudeul, (2010), Economics Bulletin, Vol. 30: N.3.
  • A nonparametric investigation of risk premia, (2009), Studies on Non-linear Dynamics and Econometrics, Vol.13:  N.4.


Working papers

  • Entrepreneurship and immigration: evidence from GEM Luxembourg, with C. Riillo and F. Sarracino, Statec Working Paper Series, n 81/ 2015.
  • Happiness matters: the role of well-being in productivity, C.H. Dimaria and F. Sarracino, Department of Economics University of Siena 699, Department of Economics, University of Siena, 2014.
  • The EU production function approach to estimate output gap: the case of Luxembourg, Statec Working Paper Series, n 72/ 2014.
  • Environmental efficiency indices: towards a new approach to green-growth accounting, Statec Working Paper Series, n 61/ 2012.
  • Unit labour cost and productivity recovery under non neutral technical change, with C.H. Dimaria, Document de Recherche, Laboratoire d’Economie d’Orléans , 2012-06.
  • A new unit labour cost changes decomposition four pillars of cost competitiveness recovery, C.H. Dimaria, Document de Recherche, Laboratoire d’Economie d’Orléans , 2012-04.
  • Competition and innovation in Luxembourg, with I. Ferreira, Statec Working Paper Series, n 52/2011.
  • Reciprocal Attention and Norm of Reciprocity in Blogging Networks, with A. Gaudeul, Jena Economic Research Papers 2010-020, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics.

Book chapters

  • Blogs & the economics of reciprocal attention, with A. Gaudeul and L. Mathieu, in “Internet Use & impact'', Applied Econometrics Association series, 2012, Palgrave.

Work in progress

  • Happiness matters: the role of well-being in productivity, with C.H. DiMaria and F. Sarracino.
  • Entrepreneurship and Immigration: European Cross-country Evidence, with C. Riillo.

Recent conferences & talks

  • Invited lecture at the Contemporary economic issues lecture series: “Does quality of life matters to economic outcomes?”, University of East Anglia, UK, 22 April 2016.
  • Workshop on the measurement of output gap, (discussant), EU Commission, Brussels, 28 September 2015.
  • European Survey Research Association, Reykjavik, 13 – 17 July 2015, organisation of special sessions on measuring job satisfaction and using different types of data in survey research.
  • 14th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (EWEPA), 2015, Aalto Business School, Helsinki, Finland.
  • The XII Quality of Life Conference (ISQOLS), 2014, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany.
  • Recent Developments in Macroeconomics, 2014, ZEW, Mannheim, Germany.
  • North American Productivity Workshop (NAPW), 2014, Ottawa, Canada.


STATEC Research
E-mail: chiara.peroni(at)
Phone: (+352) 247-84357
Room: HoE 114
Office: House of Entrepreneurship
14, rue Erasme
L-1468 Luxembourg-Kirchberg