Guest speaker announced: Lorenzo Codogno, visiting professor in practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science, European Institute, and founder and chief economist of his own consulting vehicle, LC Macro Advisors Ltd.
He was chief economist of the Italian Treasury, in charge of the economic analysis and planning directorate, and held responsibility for macroeconomic forecasts, analysis on the Italian/international economy and domestic/international monetary and financial issues. He coordinated the technical preparation of Italy’s official economic and financial planning documents. He was president of the Economic Policy Committee of the European Union from January 2010 to December 2011 and head of the Italian delegation since 2006.
As chairman of EPC, he attended Ecofin/Eurogroup meetings. At the OECD, he headed the Italian delegation at the Economic Policy Committee, the Economic and Development Review Committee and the Working Party 1, which he chaired from Jan 2013 to Feb 2015. Codogno joined the Ministry in April 2006 from Bank of America where he had worked over the previous 11 years.
He was managing director, senior economist and co-head of European Economics based in London. Before that he worked in the research department of Unicredit. He studied at the University of Padua in Italy and has a Master Degree from Syracuse University, New York.