Emanuele Baldacci has been Head of Department for Integration, Quality, Research and Production Networks Development (DIQR) of Istat since October 2011. He is an economist, expert in public finance, socio-economic analysis, and social protection systems. He is in charge of economic research, methodologies, IT, quality, flagship reports, and external communication.
From 2009 to 2011, he was Deputy Division Chief of the Fiscal Operations Division I (Fiscal Affairs Department) of the IMF. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Chief Economist of the SACE Group (Director of Research Department, Director of Training and Advisory, and Head of Public Affairs), where he was responsible for emerging-market sovereign credit risk in the government-owned trade finance company. From 2005 to 2006, he was Senior Economist at the World Bank (Social Protection, LAC Region). He worked as project leader for social protection programmes in Mexico and Colombia, and dealt with flagship reports on social safety nets during crises in Latin America and the Caribbean Region. He is the author of numerous scientific publications and a member of important national and international committees.