OECD Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist.
Pier Carlo Padoan took up his current function as Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD on 1 June 2007 and on 1 December 2009 was also appointed Chief Economist.
Mr. Padoan, an Italian national, was Professor of Economics at the University La Sapienza of Rome, and Director of the Fondazione Italianieuropei prior to joining the OECD. From 2001 to 2005, he was the Italian Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund. He served as a member of the Board and chaired a number of Board Committees.
From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Padoan served as Economic Adviser to the Italian Prime Ministers, Massimo D’Alema and Giuliano Amato. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, European Commission and European Central Bank.
Mr. Padoan has a degree in Economics from the University of Rome and has held various academic positions in Italian and foreign universities, including at the University of Rome, College of Europe (Bruges and Warsaw), Université Libre de Bruxelles, University of Urbino, Universidad de la Plata, and University of Tokyo. He has published widely in international academic journals and is the author and editor of several books.