Olimpia Cutinelli-Rendina has been attached since 2018 to the Chair of Economics of Institutions, Innovation and Growth, first as a research assistant, then as a doctoral student, under the supervision of Professor Philippe Aghion. Her work focuses on the links between Political conomy and business dynamics.
Following a Bachelor's degree in Economics at the University of Strasbourg, concluded by an exchange at the University of Durham, Olimpia joined the Erasmus Mundus QEM master's program in partnership between the University of Paris I and the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Her Master's thesis on market concentration in France was defended in 2018 at the Paris School of Economics. She then specializes in Political Economy with a particular focus on the monetary contributions of American firms in the democratic process (lobbying, contributions to election campaigns...) Her research aims to understand to what extent these strategies help companies to face the growth of foreign competition, which is increasingly fierce in the context of globalization, and how they impact their innovation decisions.