Daniel is a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Malta. He holds a PhD in Economics from Loughborough University, an MSc in Economics and Industrial Organisation (with Distinction) from the University of Warwick, an MA in Economics (with Distinction) from the University of Malta, and a BCom(Hons.) in Economics from the same university. Daniel's research lies at the intersection of urban, international and public economics. In particular, he is interested in international tax competition for foreign direct investment, including issues of profit-shifting and tax avoidance, as well as several aspects relating to the housing market.
Prior to joining University, Daniel held posts in both the public and the private sector. He served as Director of Economic Advisory Services at Grant Thornton (2018-19), Head (Senior Economist) at Malta Enterprise (the agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, 2015-17), Director at the Office for Competition (2014-15), and Senior Economist at the Economic Policy Department, Ministry for Finance (2006-13).
Daniel is often involved in projects that inform government policy and business decisions. For example, he served as an economics expert in the development of the Malta Airport Zone Strategy Plan; advised the Competition Office on the proposed Melita-Vodafone merger; studied consumer payment habits for MasterCard; advised domestic banks on developments in the Maltese property market; and for many years he analysed developments in the Maltese economy, industry and the labour market. Between 2011 and 2013, he was also as member of the European Commission’s Working Group tasked with developing methodologies to assess structural reforms.
EDWARDS, T.H., FERRETT, B. and GRAVINO, D., 2019. Inter‐firm R&D collaboration within and across national borders. The World Economy, 43(3), pp. 810-826.
APAP, W. and GRAVINO, D., 2017. A sectoral approach to Okun’s Law. Applied Economics Letters, 24(5), pp. 319-324.
DOVER, R., FERRETT, B., GRAVINO, D., JONES, E. and MERLER, S., 2015. Bringing transparency,coordination and convergence to corporate tax policies in the European Union: Assessment of the magnitude of aggressive corporate tax planning. PE 558.773. Brussels: European Parliamentary Research Service.
GRAVINO, D., 2012. Economic and policy implications of industry interdependence: an input-output approach. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 4(6),.
MILJANIC BRINKWORTH, M., MICALLEF, F., VELLA, K., GRAVINO, D. and CARUANA, E., 2007. EUROMOD I-CUE Feasibility Study: Malta 2006 Tax-Benefit System. Vienna: European Centre.
FERRETT, B. and GRAVINO, D., forthcoming. Fiscal competition for FDI with knowledge spillovers and trade costs. The World Economy, .