Sebastian Rast

PhD candidate in Economics

European University Institute

I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the European University Institute in Florence. My advisors are Evi Pappa and Leonardo Melosi.

During my PhD, I visited the University of California at Berkeley and have been a PhD Trainee in the Monetary Policy Strategy Division at the European Central Bank.

In summer 2022, I will join De Nederlandsche Bank as a research economist.

My research interests include macroeconomics, monetary policy, applied macroeconometrics and inflation expectations. You can find my CV here.


  • PhD in Economics, May 2022 (expected)

    European University Institute

  • Visiting PhD student, 2019

    University of California, Berkeley

  • Master in Economics, 2015

    Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

  • BSc in Economics, 2014

    University of Mannheim