Francesco Lippi is a Professor of Economics at the University of Sassari, and a Fellow of the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and the Center for Economic Policy Research. Previously, he was Head of the Monetary Analysis Unit in the Research Department of the Bank of Italy. He graduated at Bocconi University and has a Phd from the Tinbergen Institute (Rotterdam). He has been a Visiting Scholar of the Hoover institution and is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Central Banking. His research interests concern macroeconomics, time series and monetary economics. His research is published on leading international journals.