Priora and Thomas Join CMDS as Fellows

July 18, 2018

We're proud to announce that Giulia Priora and Tobias Thomas have joined the Center as non-resident fellows.

giulia prioraGiulia Priora holds a double degree in law from the University of Turin and the University of Münster, as well as a LL.M. degree in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance from the International University College of Turin. She is currently enrolled as SJD Candidate in International Business Law at CEU and serves as IP legal counsel for private and non-profit projects across Europe. She's an expert on EU copyright law, its reform and impact on news, which the Center has started closely researching.

Tobias Thomas is director of EcoAustria – Institute for Economic Research in Vienna (Austria) and lecturer at Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics DICE (Germany). In addition, he is chairman and founding member of ECONWATCH – Society for Policy Analysis, an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization based in Berlin (Germany) dedicated to providing science-based information on economic policies and reform opportunities. From 2013 to 2016 Thomas was research director of an international institute for media analysis. Thomas studied economics at the University of Bonn and at the Technical University of Berlin. In 2006 he received his doctorate summa cum laude from the Helmut Schmidt University of Hamburg. As part of his research at the interface between economics and psychology, he analyzes decision-making processes and behavior. His research interests include the impact of media coverage on perception and behavior in the economic and political context and the economics of political reform.