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Lucrezia Reichlin's Mug ShotProfessor of Economics, London Business School, UK

Main Topics: Economy and monetary policy, macroeconomic forecasting, analysis of business cycles

Professional Profile:


Lucrezia Reichlin is Professor of Economics at London Business School; Non-Executive Director of UniCredit Banking Group; Research Director at the Centre for Economic Policy Research; and Chair of the Scientific Council at the Brussels-based think-tank, Bruegel.

She served as Director General of Research at the European Central Bank (between March 2005 and September 2008). She is a co-founder and director of Now-Casting Economics ltd. She is a columnist for the Italian daily paper Il Corriere della Sera.

Reichlin received a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. She has held a number of academic positions, including Professor of Economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She has also been a consultant for several Central Banks around the world, including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. She has been Chairman of the CEPR Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee, cofounder and scientist in charge of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network. She is co-editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics and the NBER International Symposium in Open Macroeconomics, Fellow of the European Economic Association and member of the council of the Royal Economic Society. She is in the advisory board of several research and policy institutions around the world.

Reichlin has published numerous papers on econometrics and macroeconomics. She is an expert on forecasting, business cycle analysis and monetary policy. The econometric methods she has developed for short term forecasting (now-casting) are widely used in central banks around the world. Her work on nonstandard monetary policy by the European Central Bank in response to the crisis has been highly influential. Her papers have appeared in top scientific journals, including the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Monetary Economics and Journal of the American Statistical Association.



  • Ph.D., Department of Economics , New York University, USA, 1986
  • Laurea in Economics, University of Modena, Italy, 1980. Degree awarded with distinction