Marco Annunziata is the Chief Economist of the Unicredit Group, and Global Head of Economics, Commodities and Fixed Income/FX Research. Regularly quoted in the financial press, Marco contributes articles to the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, and has published in the Central Banking Journal. Together with members of his economics team, Marco won the Society of Business Economists Rybczynski prize for the best paper in business economics in 2007 and in 2009. He is a member of the ECBs Shadow Council and of the European Council of Economists.
Marco joined UniCredit in November 2003 from Deutsche Bank London, where he was Chief Economist for the EEMEA region. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he spent six years with the International Monetary Fund in Washington, where he split his time between emerging markets and the Eurozone. While at the IMF, Marco was involved in regular consultations with the Italian government, the Bank of Italy, the European Central Bank and the European Commission, and took part in loan negotiations in several European and Latin American emerging economies.
Marco holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University and a BA in Economics from the University of Bologna.