Lucrezia Reichlin is Professor of Economics at the London Business School and co-founder and director at Now-casting economics. She is non-executive director at Unicredit Banking Group and AGEAS insurance group. She served as Director General of Research at the ECB (March 2005 to September 2008). She contribute to CEPR as research director, co-founder and scientist in charge of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN) and as a the first Chair of the CEPR business cycle dating committee (now member). She is chair of the scientific council at Bruegel and a member of scientific advisory boards for a number of institutions. Having received her PhD in Economics from New York University, she has published numerous papers on econometrics and macroeconomics. Her papers have appeared in the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of the American Statistical Association. She is a Fellow elected of the British Academy, a fellow of CEPR and of the European Economic Association.