Riccardo Fiorito works on econometrics and policy projects for MacroGeo. He is a consultant and advisor on macroeconomic policy and business cycle-related issues for several international agencies, with a specialisation in OECD countries (and in particular, Italy, European countries and the U.S.). Throughout his career, he has mixed academic work with quantitative and policy-oriented macroeconomic research in a number of institutions. He was a professor of Macroeconomics and Econometrics at the University of Siena (1990-2012) and in 2007, taught Business Cycle Analysis at the University of Paris 12. Before that, he was involved in building macro-econometric models at the ISEL-Tarantelli Institute in Rome (1979-85) and then at the Italian Treasury (1995-2001), where he authored and coordinated the work needed to produce its econometric model (ITEM), when Mario Draghi was the Director General.
In the course of his career, he has beena Visiting Scholar at the NBER (1988), at UCLA (1992) and the IMF Research Department (1996). In the U.S., Riccardo taught Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics at Wesleyan University (1989) and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1990). Between 1982-88 and 2004-5 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR, Budapest).