Domenico Giannone

Professor of Economics at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and formerly an economist on the staff of the European Central Bank.  Domenico received his PhD from ULB and has lectured at numerous academic institutions.  Domenico is a member of the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) and an affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).  He was also scientific co-ordinator of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN).  An acknowledged expert in forecasting, business cycle analysis, and the econometrics of large dimensional data, Domenico was the co-developer, with Lucrezia Reichlin, of the techniques involved in now-casting. See Domenico's web site here.

Jasper McMahon

Formerly a director of Misys plc, the UK software group, previously an investment banker with Salomon Brothers and S.G.Warburg, and a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. Jasper has experience of finance, operations, and of business start-ups.

Lucrezia Reichlin

Professor of Economics at London Business School, non-executive director of UniCredit Banking Group and research director at the Centre for European Policy Research (CEPR). Between 2005 and 2008 Lucrezia was Director General of Research at the European Central Bank.  She was the founder and chair of the scientific committee of the EABCN, and is also a past chair of the the CEPR dating committee for the euro area business cycle.  Lucrezia received her PhD in Economics from New York University and has held a number of academic positions, including Professor of Economics at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.  Lucrezia has published numerous academic papers on econometrics and macroeconomics.  She is an expert on forecasting, business cycle analysis and monetary policy. Some of the methods she has developed, in particular those for now-casting, are widely used in central banks around the world.  See Lucrezia's web page here.

Saverio Simonelli

Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Naples Federico II, and visiting fellow, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute in Florence.  Saverio received his PhD in economics from the University of Naples Federico II and is a research fellow at the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN) and at the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF).  Saverio has written academic papers on the business cycle and has collaborated with Lucrezia Reichlin and Domenico Giannone on research into now-casting.  See Saverio's full CV here.

Aude Thibaut de Maisieres

A business development professional, Aude started her career in the oil industry, setting up the first Western-style investor relations department at a Russian listed company, Yukos Oil, in 1999. She since worked for Goldman Sachs International in prime brokerage, covering hedge funds and hedge fund investors. She holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.