Lucrezia Reichlin is Professor of Economics at the London Business School, Chair of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) for which she is chairing the task force on sustainability reporting standard and Trustee of the Center for Policy Research (CEPR). She is co-founder of Now-Casting Economics ltd and non-executive director of Ageas Insurance 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 and non 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 and she is now honorary fellow. 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.
She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the British Academy, the European Economic Association, and Academia Europaea. In 2016 she received the Birgit Grodal Award, European Economic Association, and the Isaac Kerstenetzky Scholarly Achievement Award.