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Martina F. Ferracane

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Areas of Expertise: EU Single Market Digital Economy

Martina F. Ferracane

Martina F. Ferracane is a Research Associate at ECIPE. Her work focuses on digital trade and cross-border data flows. She is particularly interested in technological advancements such as Internet of Things and 3D printing, including in the context of long-term societal and economic development. Previously, she worked at the European Commission (DG DEVCO) and at UN-ESCAP in Bangkok, where she focused on trade policy and protectionism trends.

Martina is also actively engaged in social entrepreneurship. She is the founder and president of Fab Lab Western Sicily, a non-profit organisation which is bringing digital fabrication to Sicilian schools. In addition, she is managing the Brussels Entrepreneurship and Innovation meetup group and she recently spent few months in a Fab Lab in Brazil to learn digital fabrication techniques. Martina has also co-founded a start-up in the area of 3D printing and dentistry.

Since May 2016, Martina is a PhD student in Law and Economics at Hamburg University, where she is specialising in the area of cross-border flow of data. She holds a Master’s degree with honours in Economic Internationalisation, Integration and International Trade from University of Valencia in Spain – where she was also awarded a prize for academic excellence – and gained her Bachelor’s degree with honours in Economics and Institutions of International and European Integration from ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome. She also attended a semester of courses in international economics and monetary policy at Stockholm University.

  • ECIPE Working Papers

    Do Data Policy Restrictions Inhibit Trade in Services?

    By: Martina F. Ferracane Erik van der Marel 

    This paper examines whether restrictive data policies impact trade in services over the internet. We have collected comparable information on a variety of policy measures that regulate data for a wide group of countries for the years 2006-2016. This information is compiled in a weighted index that assesses the restrictiveness of these countries’ data policies. We distinguish between policies regulating the cross-border movement of data and policies regulating the...

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    Do Data Policy Restrictions Impact the Productivity Performance of Firms and Industries?

    By: Martina F. Ferracane Erik van der Marel Guest Author 

    This paper examines how policies regulating the cross-border movement and domestic use of electronic data on the internet impact the productivity of firms in sectors relying on electronic data. In doing so, we collect regulatory information on a group of developed economies and create an index that measures the regulatory restrictiveness of each country’s data policies. The index is based on observable policy measures that explicitly inhibit the cross-border...

  • ECIPE Policy Briefs

    The Geopolitics of Online Taxation in Asia-Pacific – Digitalisation, Corporate Tax Base and The Role of Governments

    By: Martina F. Ferracane Hosuk Lee-Makiyama 

    Governments use taxation as a policy instrument to create a favourable business climate in the face of competition from neighbouring countries. Tech companies appear to be bearing the brunt of the blame associated with this geopolitics of tax, even though it is actually governments who set tax law and determine the international allocation of profit. The prevailing public perception that tech companies pay less corporate taxes is a myth: A comparison of the...

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    Restrictions to Cross-Border Data Flows: a Taxonomy

    By: Martina F. Ferracane 

    Strict privacy regimes, requests to use local data centres and outright bans to transfer data abroad are a few examples of policies imposed recently that restrict data from crossing national or regional borders. This paper is the first one to propose a comprehensive taxonomy of these restrictions, which has a bearing on international trade law. Restrictions on cross-border data flows may affect countries’ legal commitments under various trade agreements,...

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