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Lucrezia Reichlin

Laurea (Modena) PhD (New York)
Professor of Economics

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Research and policy experience in monetary policy: she was the Director General for Research at the European Central Bank Theory and practice of macroeconomic forecasting: she designed the Eurocoin coincident index of economic activity for the Euro Area and developed methods that are widely used in most central banks in the world Research on business cycles: she was a cofounder of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network and the Chair of the CEPR business cycle dating committee


'A maximum likelihood approach to dynamic factor analysis in large panels' (with C. Doz and D. Giannone), Review of Economics and Statistics (2011); 'Now-Casting' (with M.Banbura and D. Giannone), Oxford Handbook of Economic Forecasting (2011); 'Monetary Policy in Exceptional Times' (with M. Lenza and H. Pill), Economic Policy (2010).

Research interest

Monetary policy, applied macroeconomics and time series (developing econometric models to study high dimensional data), business cycle

Other activities

Non executive director, Unicredit; member of the Scientific Council of many international research centers, co-founder of Now-Casting Economics, research director of the CEPR and fellow of the European Economic Association; council member Royal Economic Society, scientific advisor Central Bank of Norway, board member Centro Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI)-Bank of Spain; co-editor Journal of Applied econometrics, co-editor NBER-International Symposium in Open macroeconomics (ISOM), columnist Corriere della Sera.


Director General Research, European Central Bank and Professor of Economics at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ECARES)

Contact Details

Email: lreichlin@london.edu

tel: +44 (0)20 7000 8435
fax: +44 (0)20 7000 7001

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