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Lucrezia Reichlin

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Professor of Economics
London Business School

Areas of expertise

  • Monetary policy
  • Applied macroeconomics and time series (developing econometric models to study high dimensional data)
  • Business cycle

Lucrezia Reichlin is Professor of Economics at the London Business School, non-executive director of AGEAS Insurance Group and Eurobank Ergasias SA as well as Chairman & co-founder of Now-Casting Economics ltd and a Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation.  She is also non-executive Director at Guala Group. She is a columnist for the Italian national daily Il Corriere della Sera and a regular contributor of Project Syndicate. 
 
Reichlin received a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. She has held a number of different academic positions. From 2005 to 2008 she was the Director General of Research at the European Central Bank. From 2009 – April 2018 she was non-executive director of UniCredit Banking Group and from 2013-2016 she was Chair of the Scientific Council at the Brussels based think-tank Bruegel. Reichlin has been an active contributor to the life of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) over the years. She has been research director in 2011-2013, first Chairman of the CEPR Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee, co-founder and scientist in charge of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network and she is now a trustee.

Reichlin has published numerous papers on econometrics and macroeconomics. She is an expert on forecasting, business cycle analysis and monetary policy. She pioneered now-casting in economics by developing econometrics methods capable of reading the real time data flow through the lenses of a formal econometric model. These methods are now widely used by central banks and private investors around the world. 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. She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the British Academy, the European Economic Association, and Academia Europaea. She is on the advisory board of several research and policy institutions around the world. In 2016 she received the Birgit Grodal Award, European Economic Association, and the Isaac Kerstenetzky Scholarly Achievement Award.

Selected publications

Low Inflation for Longer
Voxeu.org, Published 15 January 2018

A Model of the Fed’s View of Inflation
CERP Discussion Paper Series DP12564, 4 January 2018


Exploiting the Monthly Data Flow in Structural Forecasting
Journal of Monetary Economics, Volume 84, December 2016, Pages 201–215

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