Vice Presidents

Maristella Botticini will take responsibility for the appointments of researchers. She has previously been a member of the Appointments Committee.

Maristella Botticini is professor of economics, as well as director and fellow of IGIER (the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research) at Università Bocconi in Milano. She started her career in 1997 as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics of Boston University, where she was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2004. From 2006 to 2009 she has been fellow of the Collegio Carlo Alberto and professor of economics at the Università degli Studi di Torino.

She is the recipient of a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation (2000-2004), an Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship (2002-2004), and an Advanced ERC research grant from the European Research Council (2012-2017).

She is a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), as well as fellow of the European Economic Association. The brand-new IGIER Visiting Students Initiative she developed in 2011 shows her commitment and dedication to teaching and student mentoring. Since 2011 she is an independent board member of CIR (Compagnie Industriali Riunite). 

Her research interests include Jewish economic history, marriage markets in comparative perspective, and the empirical analysis of contracts. In the past few years she has been working on two book projects: The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70 - 1492, with Zvi Eckstein, published in 2012 by Princeton University Press, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award in the category of "scholarship" (Nahum Sarna Memorial award), and translated in seven languages; and Price of Love: Marriage Markets in Comparative Perspective), to be published by Princeton University Press.

She earned her Laurea degree in Economics at Università Bocconi in 1990 and her PhD in Economics at Northwestern University in the United States in 1997.

Ugo Panizza will take responsibility for new projects, in particular RPNs and policy reports. He will also be leading the Geneva Report on the World Economy series. 

Ugo Panizza is Professor of International Economics at the Institute and Director of the Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development. Ugo Panizza has been a Visiting Professor at the Institute since 2008, a position he held in addition to being the Chief of the Debt and Finance Analysis Unit at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. He is the Director of the Center for Finance and Development, Director of the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB), Vice President and Fellow of CEPR, Fellow of the Fondazione Einaudi, and Editor of International Development Policy. Previously, he worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank, alongside holding teaching and research posts at the American University of Beirut and the University of Turin. Professor Panizza’s research interests include international finance, sovereign debt, banking, and political economy. He has extensive work and research experience in Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa.

Hélène Rey will take responsibility for special projects, in particular fostering the next generation and women in economics. 

Hélène Rey is the Lord Bagri Professor of Economics at London Business School.  Until 2007, she was at Princeton University, as Professor of Economics and International Affairs in the Economics Department and the Woodrow Wilson School. Her research focuses on the determinants and consequences of external trade and financial imbalances, the theory of financial crises and the organization of the international monetary system. She demonstrated in particular that countries gross external asset positions help predict current account adjustments and the exchange rate.  In 2005 she was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. She received the 2006 Bernácer Prize (best European economist working in macroeconomics and finance under the age of 40). In 2012 she received the inaugural Birgit Grodal Award of the European Economic Association honoring a European-based female economist who has made a significant contribution to the Economics profession. In 2013 she received the Yrjö Jahnsson Award (European economist under 45 years old who has made a contribution in theoretical and applied research that is significant to economics in Europe), shared with Thomas Piketty, in 2014, she received the Inaugural Carl Menger Preis, in 2015 the Prix Edouard Bonnefous (Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques) and in 2017 the Maurice Allais Prize. Professor Rey is an elected Fellow of the British Academy, of the Econometric Society, of the European Economic Association and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was made O.B.E for services to economics. She was on the board of the Review of Economic Studies (2008-2015) , is an associate editor of the AEJ: Macroeconomics Journal and a co-editor of the Annual Review of Economics. She is a CEPR Research Fellow and an NBER Research Associate. She is a member of the Haut Conseil de Stabilité Financière (French Macro Prudential Authority), of the Commission Economique de la Nation and of the Bellagio Group on the international economy. She was a member of the Conseil d’Analyse Economique until 2012, on the Board of the Board of the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (2010-2014). She writes a regular column for the French newspaper Les Echos. Hélène Rey received her undergraduate degree from ENSAE, a Master in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University and her PhDs from the London School of Economics and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.