Dr. Lombardi serves as Editor of the World Economics Journal. He is a member of the Board of Directors of New Rules for Global Finance as well as of the Advisory Boards of the Bretton Woods Committee, the G20 Research Group, the G8 Research Group and the Institute for International Affairs.
Dr. Lombardi has previously been a member of the Executive Boards of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Earlier, he served as a Research Economist in the Bank of Italy.
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 hearings and government reports. In 2009, Dr. Lombardi authored a Report to the IMF Managing Director on IMF reform, which he presented before the Fund Executive Directors.
His volume Finance, Development, and the IMF, with James Boughton, was released from Oxford University Press in 2009 and the book Asia and Policymaking for the Global Economy, with Kemal Dervis and Masahiro Kawai, is forthcoming from the Brookings Institution Press.
Dr. Lombardi is a regular commentator for the international press, including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, for the global newswires Bloomberg and Reuters as well as for major TV networks like BBC, CNN and Fox News.
Dr. Lombardi has an undergraduate degree in Financial Economics from Bocconi University, Milan, and he did his postgraduate studies at Harvard University, The London School of Economics and Oxford University, Nuffield College, from which he holds a Ph.D. in Economic