Rona Michie is a Senior Research Fellow at EPRC. She has an honours degree in economics from the University of Strathclyde and specialises in comparative analysis of the implementation of Cohesion policy, and in the study of the implementation of regional policy and Cohesion policy in the UK.
Together with EPRC Director, Fiona Wishlade, Rona has developed a new EPRC research programme on the implementation of financial instruments under Cohesion policy. In this context she has led or participated in studies and evaluations for the European Commission, European Parliament, European Investment Bank and several national and regional authorities. These include the ex post evaluation of financial instruments (Work Package 3) for DG Regio of the European Commission, and work for the fi-compass technical assistance platform for the EIB, developing guidance for Structural Funds managing authorities. She is a member of the editorial board of EStIF, the European Structural and Investment Funds journal.