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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Luca is a researcher in the "Big Data and Forecasting Economic Developments" project in the Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS).
Before joining the JRC, he was researcher and teacher at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, researcher at the Banque de France and CEPII.
Luca holds a PhD in Management Sciences (with specialization in Financial Econometrics) from the University Paris Dauphine.
Every month the JRC Science & Policy Briefing offers an overview of "What's on the EU's agenda", focusing on the activities of the European Institutions, on European and International Conferences/Meetings and on JRC news/press releases.
Sebastiano Manzan is the lead scientist in the “Big Data and Forecasting Economic Developments” project of the Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS). He is an Associate Professor of Economics at Baruch College (City University of New York) and has published in econometric methods, economic forecasting, and macroeconomic modeling. Sebastiano holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands).
Scientists of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) developed an analytical method for the quantification of fluorescent whitening agents which may migrate from plastic cups into beverages. This work supports the implementation of legislation on food packaging materials.
In the production of plastic kitchenware such as beverage cups, for which optical transparency and clarity are the desired properties, fluorescent whitening agents (FWAs) are used to improve the whiteness and brightness characteristics of the materials.