Moira Catania joined the resident academic staff of Institute for European Studies in October 2010. She graduated BA (Hons) in Economics obtaining a first class degree in 1994 and Master of Arts in European Studies with Distinction in 1998, both at the University of Malta. From July 1994 till October 2010, she worked at the Economic Policy Department, within the Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment. In 2002, she was appointed Director (Economic Strategy) within this Department. Ms Catania has worked extensively on issues related to the monitoring and analysis of the domestic economy, macroeconomic policy and on the EU economic policy coordination and fiscal surveillance processes. Ms Catania teaches an introductory economics course as well as study units related to economics of European integration and EU economic policies. Her main research interests concern EU economic integration, economic and monetary union, the Stability and Growth Pact, regional cohesion and trade policy, as well as Malta in the EU, particularly economic and monetary union and competitiveness issues. Ms Catania is pursuing her Ph.D at the School of Social and International Studies at the University of Bradford, UK. Her Ph.D research is on the role of national fiscal rules and fiscal institutions within the context of the EU's Stability and Growth Pact, with a case study on Malta.
EU economic integration
Economic and monetary union
Stability and Growth Pact
Malta in the EU (economic and monetary union and competitiveness issues)
EU cohesion policy
EU trade policy
EST1041 - Introductory Macro Economics for European Studies