Nadina Iacob is a Researcher within the Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation, and Digital Economy unit (GRID) at CEPS. Her research interests lie particularly in the potential of the digital transformation and its implications across a variety of policy areas. Nadina has been involved in research projects for EU institutions, such as the interim evaluation of the ISA programme for DG DIGIT, and has contributed to a comprehensive analysis of the competitiveness of the EU which resulted in a book, “Hidden Treasures. Mapping Europe’s sources of competitive advantage in doing business”.
Prior to joining CEPS, she earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where she specialized in quantitative methods for policy analysis, EU governance, and economic policies. In parallel to her Master’s, she explored the theory behind entrepreneurial ecosystems and co-authored the paper “Operationalising relational theory of entrepreneurial ecosystems at city-level in Africa, Asia and the Middle East”, which analyses urban startup ecosystems in emerging cities.