Lucio R Pench

Director for Fiscal Policy and the Policy Mix, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs at European Commission

Lucio Pench, an Italian national, has been with the European Commission since 1989. He is Director for Fiscal Policy and the Policy Mix in DG ECFIN. His experience includes being the Commission chief negotiator on the reform of the Stability and Growth Pact, heading the fiscal policy and surveillance unit, as well as a stint adviser in the Group of Policy Advisers reporting to the Commission President. His interests and publications focus on macro-fiscal issues, including in particular the relationship between policies and the EU institutional frameworks. A graduate of Sant Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Lucio Pench also holds a Master's degree in international relations (economics focus) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.