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. She received her PhD in economics from New York University and has held a number of academic positions, including Professor of Economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Professor Reichlin has 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 Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee and was co-founder and scientist in charge of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the European Economic Association and a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society. She is also on the advisory board of several research and policy institutions around the world.
She 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 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.