Raffaella Giacomini is a senior economist and economic advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and a professor of economics at University College London. Her research interests are in time series econometrics, forecasting and applied macroeconomics. Her main research contributions in econometrics have been in forecasting methodology and in the use of Bayesian methods for macroeconomic policy analysis and for estimation of dynamic latent variable models. She is a research fellow of the International Association for Applied Econometrics, the Society for Financial Econometrics, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and DIW Berlin, member of the Econometric Society Regional Standing Committee, and was Chair of the EEA Women in Economics Committee, among other professional contributions. She is currently co-editor of the Journal of Econometric Methods and associate editor of the Econometrics Journal and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.