Gianluca Benigno is currently a Professor of Economics at the University of Lausanne. He has been Head of the International Studies Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and tenured Professor at the London School of Economics. He gained his Ph.D. in International Macroeconomics from the University of California, Berkeley. He has published extensively on exchange rate economics, international monetary policy cooperation, monetary, macroprudential, and fiscal policies, and on secular stagnation. Along with his colleagues at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he has developed the Global Supply Chain Pressure Index and the concept of R**. He has then held several consulting positions at the Bank of England, IMF, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He visited the Bank of England as a Houblon-Norman-George Fellow, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a senior economist in 2007-2008, and the European Central Bank in April and May 2013 as a W. Duisenberg fellow. He had visiting scholar positions at the Banque de France, Inter-American Development Bank, and the IMF. He has been visiting professor at LUISS (Rome), Universita’ Federico II (Naples), University of Athens, and Princeton University.