On August 1, 2022, Gianluca Benigno joined the Department of Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne, as full professor. His areas of expertise are international macroeconomics and monetary policy.
How should Central Banks design the normalization of monetary policy in the post-pandemic recovery? What are the financial stability considerations that could shape the normalization process and how do supply chain disruptions are affecting the inflation outlook?
These are some of the questions that Prof. Benigno has recently addressed in his research. More broadly his research interests focus on international macroeconomics and monetary policy with a special interest in exchange rate economics, international monetary policy cooperation, monetary, macroprudential, and fiscal policies, and more recently secular stagnation.
Prof. Benigno has been leading the International Research function at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2018 after being tenured Professor at the London School of Economics from 2002 to 2020. He has held several consulting positions at Bank of England, IMF, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He visited the Bank of England as a Houblon-Norman-George Fellow, Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a senior economist in 2007-2008 and the European Central Bank in April and May 2013 as a W. Duisenberg fellow. He had visiting scholar positions at the Banque de France, Inter-American Development Bank, and the IMF.
Prof. Benigno gained his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California at Berkeley in 2000.