Professor Enrico Giovannini
7 September 2010 03:51:48 PM
President of Istat since August 2009.
Born in Rome on June 6th 1957, he graduated in March 1981 in Economics at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. He continued his studies at the Institute of Economic Policy of the same Faculty, specialising in econometric analysis.
From January 2001 to July 2009, he was Chief Statistician and Director of the Statistics Directorate of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he designed and implemented a thorough reform of the Organization’s statistical system, founded the “World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Politics” and launched the Global Project on the “Measurement of Progress in Society”. Since 2002, he has been a Professor of Economic Statistics at the Economics Department of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
He has authored numerous publications and is a member of important national and international committees. These include the Committee that the French President Nikolas Sarkozy established on “Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress”. He is President of the Global Council of the World Economic Forum on the “Evaluation of Societal Progress”. From 1983 to 1989, he was a researcher at Istat, and from 1989 to 1991 he was the Research Director at the ?Istituto Italiano di Studi sulla Congiuntura? (ISCO – National Institute for Studies on Economic Cycles). Returning to Istat in 1993, he became Director of the Department of National Accounting and Economic Analyses, and in 1997 he was selected to Chair the Department of Economic Statistics, a position he held until December 2000.