Mr. Enrico Giovannini
Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of OECD
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.
In December 1982 he was employed by the National Institute of Statistics (Istat). In December 1989 he became research director at the National Institute for Short-term Economic Analysis, where he took care, particularly, of monetary and financial analyses. In January 1992 he moved to National Institute of Statistics (Istat). From December 1993 to May 1997 he was head of the “National Accounting and Economic Analysis” Department. In December 1996 he was appointed Central Director of the Statistics on Institutions and Enterprises.
In September 2000 he was appointed Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of OECD: he took up the post on 1 January 2001.
He is a full professor of economic statistics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. He has published many articles in economics and statistics, and has edited several books.