photo of Adolfo Laurenti   Adolfo Laurenti
Chief International Economist and Managing Director
Chicago, IL

Areas of Focus: Economic Analysis and Global Markets

  • Analyzes important trends in the global economy with special focus on Europe and the Eurozone
  • Monitors changes in monetary policy at the European Central Bank (ECB), the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and other central banks
  • Expanded coverage on emerging markets in Asia and Latin America
  • Initiated and developed significant global outreach for National Association for Business Economics (NABE)
  • Teaches economic measurements course for other professionals working in economics
  • Author of Themes on the Global Markets, a periodic newsletter spotlighting key regions and sectors of the global economy, accompanied by forecasts
  • Previously served as associate economist at LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO
  • Co-creator of Certified Business Economist (CBE) program for NABE
  • Selected as an Emerging Leader by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 2011
  • Guest lecturer at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism
  • Earhart Foundation Fellow in 2002. Received a Washington Society of Investment Analysts Scholarship and a Graduate Scholarship for Excellence in Academia by the Economic Club of Washington D.C.
  • Graduate of Bocconi University Business School, Milan, Italy
  • Center for Industrial Economics in Copenhagen, Denmark; visiting scholar, industrial organization specialization
  • Central European University in Budapest, Hungary; financial economics specialization
  • M.A. in economics, George Mason University
  • Ph.D. (A.B.D.) in economics, George Mason University
  • NABE, board member
  • NABE, Statistics Committee, International Initiative Committee, Economic Measurement for Certified Business Economists Committee, Executive Committee and Annual Meeting Committee, member
  • American Economic Association, member
  • Chicago Association for Business Economics, member
  • Collaborate Arts Institute of Chicago, board member