Lucrezia Reichlin is Professor of Economics at the London Business School, having taught previously at Université Libre de Bruxelles. She served as Director General of Research at the ECB (March 2005 to September 2008), and CEPR Programme Co-Director in International Macroeconomics as well as Chairman and Scientist-in-Charge of the CEPR Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee. She has been a member of scientific advisory boards for a number of institutions, and served on the editorial board of several academic journals. Having received here PhD in Economics from New York University, she has published numerous papers on econometrics and macroeconomics. Her papers have appeared in top scientific journals, including American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of the American Statistical Association. She is a CEPR Research Fellow.