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Domenico Lombardi

Director of the Global Economy Program

Domenico Lombardi is director of CIGI's Global Economy program, overseeing the research direction and related activities. He has extensive international experience in the governance and agenda setting of public policy organizations. He is a member of the Financial Times Forum of Economists and editor of the World Economics Journal. Formerly, he was a senior scholar at the Brookings institution and an executive board member of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Domenico Lombardi

Domenico Lombardi, Background

Domenico Lombardi is director of CIGI's Global Economy program, overseeing the research direction of the program and related activities. He also serves as Chair of The Oxford Institute for Economic Policy and sits on the advisory boards of the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, the G20 Research Group and the G8 Research Group at the University of Toronto, and the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome. Mr. Lombardi is a member of the Financial Times Forum of Economists and editor of the World Economics Journal.

In 2011, he served as the rapporteur for the High-Level Panel on the Governance of the Financial Stability Board. A year earlier, he was appointed by the World Bank Group’s Board of Directors as the External Reviewer to conduct the first independent review of the Group’s Oversight and Accountability Units. In 2009, Mr. Lombardi authored the report to the IMF Managing Director on IMF Governance Reform (“Fourth Pillar Report”). Prior to that, Mr. Lombardi’s distinguished career includes positions on the executive boards of major international financial institutions  such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

His academic interests focus on the global economy and currencies, global governance, the G20, the G8, and the reform of the international financial and monetary system. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has been referred to in Congressional and Parliamentary hearings around the world. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance. Mr. Lombardi has an undergraduate degree summa cum laude in Banking and Finance from Bocconi University, Milan, and a Ph.D. in economics from Oxford University (Nuffield College).

In the News

  1. Clouds Hang over International Aid Plan for Ukraine, Agence France-Presse, February 20, 2015
  2. Ukraine headache grows for IMF, Jeremy Tordjman, AFP (Washington), January 24, 2015
  3. U.S. Won’t Ease Sanctions to Stem Russia’s Economic Crisis, Mike Dorning, Ian Katz, Bloomberg News, December 16, 2014
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