photo of Adolfo Laurenti   Adolfo Laurenti
Chief International Economist
Chicago, IL

Areas of Focus: Economic Analysis and Global Markets

  • Works alongside Chief Economist Diane Swonk to develop ongoing economic research and commentary
  • Author of Themes on the Global Markets, a periodic newsletter providing insight into trends, issues and the forecast for the global economy
  • Previously served as associate economist at LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO
  • 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 Investments Analysts Scholarship and a Graduate Scholarship for Excellence in Academia by the Economic Club of Washington DC
  • Graduate of Bocconi University Business School, Milan, Italy
  • Specialized in industrial organization as a visiting scholar at the Center for Industrial Economics in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Specialized in financial economics at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary
  • M.A. in Economics, George Mason University
  • Ph.D. (A.B.D.) in Economics, George Mason University
  • National Association for Business Economics (NABE), board member
  • American Economic Association, member
  • Chicago Association for Business Economics, member
  • Collaborate Arts Institute of Chicago, board member