Maria Grazia Attinasi is an Economist in the External Developments Division of the European Central Bank. She currently leads a team of experts in charge of monitoring and analysing developments in the global economy with a particular focus on the outlook for global activty and global trade and the underlying risks. Prior to this she worked as Economist in the Fiscal Policies Division of the ECB. Before joning the ECB she worked for the Asian Development Bank where she held roles in various Directorates. She holds a MSc. in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford and a PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University.