Alberto works as a senior economist in the Economic Research Department of Confindustria, the General Confederation of Italian Industry, managing the macro-econometric models for forecasting and scenario analysis. He has been previously working as a Principal Economist at Now-Casting Economics, London, and as a consultant in the Public Policy department of Ernst & Young. His main research interests lies in the field of empirical macroeconomics. In particular, he is doing research on short-term macroeconomic forecasting and on the interactions between macroeconomic news and asset prices. He holds a PhD in Economics from ECARES, Université libre de Bruxelles and a PhD in Econometrics from LUISS Guido Carli in Rome.