Marco Buti has been Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission since December 2008, after a 6-month period as Acting Director-General.
After completing studies at the University of Florence and the University of Oxford, Mr. Buti joined the European Commission in 1987. He served as economic adviser to the Commission's President until 2003. From September 2003 to August 2006 he was Director of Economies of the Member States at the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, where he was appointed Deputy Director-General in September 2006.
Mr. Buti has been a visiting professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the University of Florence and the European University Institute, and has published extensively on EMU, macroeconomic policies, welfare state reforms, and European unemployment.