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Domenico Lombardi

Domenico Lombardi is director of CIGI`s Global Economy program, overseeing the research direction of the program. He also serves as Chair of The Oxford Institute for Economic Policy and sits on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and the G20 Research Group at the University of Toronto. He is a lead member of the Committee on International Economics and Policy Reform, a non-partisan group of world recognized economists, comprised of academics and former government and central bank senior officials. Mr. Lombardi is a regular speaker in high-level international fora, including the G20 and the governing bodies of multilateral organizations. He has served as the Rapporteur for the High-Level Panel on the Governance of the Financial Stability Board; was appointed by the World Bank Group’s Board of Directors as the External Reviewer to conduct the first ever Independent Review of the Group’s Oversight and Accountability Units; and authored the Report to the IMF Managing Director on IMF Governance Reform (“Fourth Pillar Report”). Prior to that, Mr. Lombardi’s distinguished career includes positions on the executive boards of major international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. His academic interests focus on the global economy and currencies, global governance, the G20, and the reform of the international financial and monetary system. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has been referred to in Congressional and Parliamentary hearings around the world. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance. Mr. Lombardi is editor of the World Economics Journal and is a member of the Financial Times Forum of Economists. He is a regular commentator for leading international press, including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Project Syndicate, for the global newswires Bloomberg and Reuters, as well as for major TV networks such as BBC, CNN and Fox News. He has an undergraduate degree summa cum laude in Banking and Finance from Bocconi University, Milan, and a Ph.D. in economics from Oxford University (Nuffield College).