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2024 Economic Outlook: What to Expect for Europe

Friday, March 1

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM GMT



About the event

Day 3 - Panel 1 at the 2024 Italian Symposium

Panel will be in English

Lorenzo Codogno is the founder and chief economist of his own consulting vehicle, Lorenzo Codogno Macro Advisors Ltd, and Visiting Professor in Practice at the European Institute of the London School of Economics. Prior to launching his own advisory service, he was chief economist and director general at the Treasury Department of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (May 2006-February 2015) in charge of the economic analysis and planning directorate, with responsibility for macroeconomic forecasts, analysis on the Italian/international economy and domestic/international monetary and financial issues. Throughout this period, he was also head of the Italian delegation at the Economic Policy Committee of the European Union, which he chaired from January 2010 to December 2011, thus attending Ecofin/Eurogroup meetings with Ministers. 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. He joined the Ministry from Bank of America, where he was managing director, senior economist, and co-head of European Economics based in London over the previous eleven years.

Fabio Balboni is an economist with particular expertise in Southern European countries, the European Central Bank (ECB), fiscal policy, debt sustainability, politics, and balance of payments issues. Before joining HSBC, he worked at HM Treasury, where he held several roles, including Senior Economist responsible for Greece and Cyprus at the peak of the Eurozone crisis, and later as Head of the UK fiscal forecast. He holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a PhD from the University of Bologna. His experience also includes positions at the European Commission (DG Ecfin) and the United Nations Development Programme. Balboni has published articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, particularly focusing on the interaction of monetary and fiscal policy.

Brunello Rosa is a macroeconomist and strategist with extensive policy experience who works in the private sector and academia and advises market participants, policy makers and institutions. Brunello is the CEO and Head of Research at Rosa & Roubini Associates, an independent macro-financial and geo-political advisory firm. He is Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Policy and Global Affairs at City, University of London and an Associate at the Centre For Macroeconomics of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Brunello is also an advisor to Steering Committee of the UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Central Banks and Digital Currencies, to the Chief Economist of the European Investment Bank and to the Ambassador of Italy to the UK.