Dr Gabriella Legrenzi, from Keele Management School, has been invited to join the World Economic Survey (WES) experts group of the Ifo Institute, on the basis of her expertise in the Italian economy.
The Ifo Institute, one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe and internationally renowned for its business surveys, has been conducting the World Economic Survey (WES) for over 30 years. The WES assesses economic trends and is the only existing survey of global economic confidence in the world to this day; its results have proved to be a useful tool for governments and businesses, revealing economic changes earlier than traditional business statistics and various important economic media regularly report the quarterly WES results.
As part of the WES experts group, Dr Legrenzi will be contacted on a regular basis to assess the latest developments of the Italian economy, based on a set of macroeconomic indicators. She will also be enabled to receive the results of the global surveys ahead of their official release, as well as benefit directly from exclusive information on current economic developments in around 100 countries.
Such appointment is expected to be very beneficial to Dr Legrenzi’s research in International Finance and Fiscal Policy, and she is also very keen to transfer such knowledge to the students of her taught modules in International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics at Keele Management School.