Name: Ignazio Visco
Date of birth: 21 November 1949
Marital status: married, three daughters
Career at the Bank of Italy
Nov. 2011-present Governor (appointed on 1 November 2011; mandate renewed on 1 November 2017)
Jan. 2007-Oct. 2011 Deputy Director General
Mar. 2006-Dec. 2006 Managing Director for Economic Research
Mar. 2004-Mar. 2006 Managing Director for International Affairs
1990-1997 Head of the Structural Economic Analysis Department
1972-1990 Economist and Senior Economist
1981 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania
1974 M.A. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania
1971 Degree in Economics, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Honours, academic awards and scholarships
2018 Emeritus Professor, Honorary Degree, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
2016 Honorary degree in Statistics for Decision Making, University of Naples Federico II
2015 Master's Degree (Hons) in Statistical and Actuarial Studies, University of Trieste
2011 Cavaliere di Gran Croce, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
2007 Grande Ufficiale, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
2006 "Best in Class" Prize: Faculty of Economics, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
1982 Leontief Award for Best Dissertation in Quantitative Economics: Eastern Economic Association
1975-1976 Marco Fanno Scholarship: Mediocredito Centrale
1973-1974 Luigi Einaudi Fellowship: Ente "Luigi Einaudi'' for Monetary, Banking and Financial Studies
1972-1973 Bonaldo Stringher Scholarship: Bank of Italy
1972 Postgraduate Scholarship: Ministry of Education
Positions held in other institutions (in the capacity of Governor of the Bank of Italy)
2013-present Insurance Supervisory Authority (IVASS), Chairman of the Joint Directorate
2011-present European Central Bank (ECB), Member of the Governing Council and General Council
2011-present European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), Member of the General Board
2011-present G7 and G20, Governor - Head of Delegation, Central Bank of Italy
2011-present Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Member of the Board of Directors
2011-present International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) - International Development Association (IDA) - International Finance Corporation (IFC) - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) - Asian Development Bank (ADB), Governor for Italy on the Boards of Governors
2011-present International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Alternate Governor for Italy
2011-present FSB, Member of the Steering Committee, and since September 2016, Chair of Standing Committee on Budget and Resources (SCBR)
2011-present Member of the Italian Financial Stability Committee
1992 Visiting Professor of Economic Policy, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
1984-1986 Visiting Professor of Econometrics, University of Rome" La Sapienza"
1978 (Oct.-Dec.) Visiting Scholar, Stanford Research Institute, Washington, D.C.
1975-1976 Fellow, Econometric Research Unit, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
2016-present CEBRA - Central Bank Research Association, Member of the Senior Council
2009-2011 G7 and G20, Central Bank Deputy
2006-2011 BIS, Alternate Member of the Board of Directors
2006-2012 EU, Member of the Economic and Financial Committee
2005-2012 International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies, Chairman of the Scientific Council
2005-2012 OECD, Member of the Working Party No. 3
2004-2007 Italian insurance and financial group (SACE), Member of the Advisory Committee
2004-2006 G10, Central Bank Deputy for Italy
2004-2005 Asian Development Bank (ADB), Alternate Governor and Head of the Italian Delegation at the 37th and 38th Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors (Republic of Korea and Turkey)
2004-2005 IMF, World Bank Group - Member of the Italian delegation
2004-2011 ESCB, Member of the International Relations Committee International Relations Committee; 2009-2010, Chair
2004-2006 Adriano Olivetti Institute of Studies on Economic and Business Management (ISTAO), Member of the Board of Directors
2003-2007 Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program run by the German Marshall Fund, Member of the Italian Selection Committee
2002-2003 ISAE, Institute of Economic Studies and Analysis (ISAE), Member of the Scientific Committee on Monitoring Italy
2002 Formez-Rosselli Foundation for the Project on Public Administration and Economic Activity, Member of the Advisory Committee
1999-2002; 2004-2011 Bellagio Group on the International Economy, Member
1999-2002 Center for Strategic and International Studies, Member of the Commission on Global Aging
1998-2002 G10, Committee of Deputies - Observer
1997-2002 OECD, Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department
1996-2004 Raffaele Mattioli Lectures Series organized by the Banca Commerciale Italiana in association with Bocconi University, Member of the Scientific Committee
1996 ISTAT, Third National Conference of Statistics at the National Statistics Institute, Member of the Scientific Committee
1995-1997 EU, Economic Policy Committee, Member
1995-1997 Committee for Policy and Coordination of Statistical Information at the Public Administration Department of the Prime Minister's Office, Member
1995-1997 OECD, Ad Hoc Group of High Level Monetary Experts, Member
1995 Marco Fanno and Roberto Olivetti Fellowships Assocation run by the Central Institute for Medium-Term Credit (Mediocredito Centrale), Member of the Management Committee
1994-2001 ENI, Enrico Mattei Foundation, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board
1994-1998 National Research Council (CNR), Member of the National Consulting Committee for Economics, Sociology and Statistics
1993 Italian Ministry of Foreign Trade, Member of the Committee on Foreign Trade Monitoring
1992-1997 National Council for Economy and Labour (CNEL), Member of the Scientific Committee on the Distribution and Re-distribution of Income
1991-1997 Inter-University Center of Econometrics, Member of the Scientific Committee
1991-1992 OECD, Member of the Economic Policy Committee
1991-1992 Italian Statistical Society, Member of the Scientific Committee on Statistic and Econometric Methods
1988-1995 CESPEL, Bocconi University, Member of the Management Committee
1988-1991 Italian Ministry for Industry and Trade, Member of the Committee on Price Monitoring
1988 Econometric Society, Member of the Programme Committee for the European Meeting
1986-1987 National Research Council (CNR), Project on the Structure and Evolution of the Italian Economy (Sub-Project No. 3), Director of the Unit on Tariffs, Indirect Taxes and Public Intervention on Prices of Goods and Services of the National Research Council
1983-1985 "DESEC Project" (Seasonal Adjustment of Economic Time Series), Centre for Specialization and Agricultural Economic Research on the South of Italy, Member of the Scientific Committee
1982-1984 Ministry of Public Education, Member of the Committee for the Revision of University Courses in Economics and Business
1978-1980 Central Statistics Institute, Member of the Scientific Committee on the Seasonal Adjustment of Time Series
Fellow of the Italian Statistical Society, the Italian Economists' Society, the Italian Social Sciences Council, the American Economic Association and of the European Economic Association.
2001-2012 Member of the Advisory Group on Publications in Economics: "Il Mulino"
2001-2005 Member of the Policy Board: "Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade"
1991-1997 Director of the following Bank of Italy publications: "Bollettino economico", "Economic Bulletin", "Contributi all'analisi economica", "Supplementi al Bollettino statistico", "L'economia italiana: principali indicatori"
1987-2011 Co-editor and Member of the Editorial Advisory Board: "Politica economica"
1986-1991 Associate editor: "European Economic Review"
1984-1987 Member of the Editorial Committee for the following Bank of Italy publications: "Contributi all'analisi economica", "Temi di discussione" (Working Papers)