Matthew Melchiorre Is CEI’s New Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2012 — The Competitive Enterprise Institute is pleased to announce that Matthew Melchiorre is the 2012-13 recipient of the Warren Brookes Journalism Fellowship.

Supporters of CEI are already likely familiar with Melchiorre’s work: Last summer, Melchiorre worked as a research associate for CEI’s Center for Economic Freedom. After leaving to study in Italy, he continued to write for CEI as an adjunct analyst abroad. Melchiorre now returns to CEI as the Warren Brookes Fellow.

Melchiorre’s research focuses on quantitative analysis of political and economic issues and trends within Europe, the Euro Area, and the individual European economies. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, City AM, The Orange County Register, National Review, and elsewhere. He has appeared on Al Jazeera television, CBS Talk Radio, and in the European press.

He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dickinson College, where he studied political science and economics. Currently, Melchiorre is pursuing a Master of Arts in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

The one-year Warren Brookes Journalism Fellowship is named in honor of the late nationally syndicated columnist Warren T. Brookes, who was known for his detailed reporting, informed by science and economics. Established after Brookes’s death in 1991, the fellowship affords journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge, reporting, and analysis of free markets and limited government.

Previous Warren Brookes Fellows have included: Timothy Carney, senior political reporter for the Washington Examiner, New York Times best-selling author and political commentator Michelle Malkin, author and editor Jeremy Lott, and bestselling author James Bovard.

Melchiorre’s most recent work includes an estimate of Spanish bank capital needs through 2014, adapted from the recently released Spanish bank stress test, and a commentary in the EU Observer revealing the consequences of Southern Europe’s high levels of youth unemployment.

Melchiorre can be reached for comment at [email protected]