Lorenzo Codogno is founder and chief economist of his consulting vehicle, LC Macro Advisors Ltd, and Visiting Professor in Practice at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. 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 (from May 2006 to February 2015) in charge of the economic analysis and planning directorate, with responsibility for macroeconomic forecasts, analysis on the Italian and international economy as well as domestic and 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 and 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. 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, Syracuse, New York.