CEPR Research Director

Mathias Dewatripont and Lucrezia Reichlin

Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics at London Business School, has been appointed Research Director of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. She will succeed Mathias Dewatripont, who was recently appointed as a Member of the Executive Board of the National Bank of Belgium.

According to CEPR President, Professor Richard Portes:
'In addition to her outstanding achievements in time-series macroeconometrics and "now-casting" (with, for example, the CEPR/Banca d'Italia Eurocoin indicator), Lucrezia Reichlin was for three years (2005-08) Director of the Research Department of the European Central Bank. She has first-hand experience with the process of policy-making and the underlying analytical issues.'

Mathias Dewatripont was appointed as CEPR Research Director in 1998. According to Professor Portes:
'Mathias combines scientific distinction with a deep commitment to apply economics to policy issues. He has made an exceptional contribution to the Centre and all associated with CEPR will wish him every success'.

Announcement by Richard Portes, President of CEPR