Head of Unit


Curriculum Vitae

Luca Ascoli is head of Unit for EDP statistic and EDP methodology in Eurostat. He has continuously worked in the field of GFS and EDP statistics from 1998 onwards, having earlier (since 1991) worked in the field of statistical cooperation with Africa and the Middle East. He had previously worked in a demographic research institute in Rome. He has a degree in Statistics and a Doctorate in Demography from the University of Rome, as well as a BA in Jewish history and an M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of London.


Director at Eurostat

Curriculum Vitae

Eduardo Barredo Capelot has Academic degrees in Economics and Geography by the Universities of Madrid and London, respectively, and postgraduate studies at the College of Europe, in Bruges. He has developed most of his professinal career in Eurostat, where he is currently the Director for Social Statistics. He has worked in the areas of external trade and balance of payments statistics (also at the IMF), national accounts and government finance statistics, and business statistics.

Werner BIER

Deputy Director-General Statistics

European Central Bank

Curriculum Vitae

Werner Bier is Deputy Director-General Statistics of the European Central Bank (ECB). He oversees the implementation of the new international statistical standards in the ECB and supports the implementation in the European System of Central Banks.

Werner is representing the ECB in a number of related European and international statistical committees such as the Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics and the IMF Balance of Payments Committee. He has accompanied the development of the new statistical standards in particular the financial sector and the financial accounts in the last ten years, which is reflected in the ECB-UN Handbook of National Accounting: Financial Production, Flows and Stocks in the System of National Accounts. Werner co-chairs the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities that comprises about forty international organisations with a statistical function and he chairs the Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) Sponsors in 2014-2015.

Werner joined the ECB at its inception and has significantly contributed to the development of the ECB Directorate General Statistics. He worked before for the European Monetary Institute and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), where he was drafting the financial parts of the European System of Accounts 1995 and developed the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) statistics. Before, he worked as economist at the Deutsche Bundesbank.

Gilbert CETTE

Director Microeconomic and Structural Analysis

Banque de France Website: http://www.gilbertcette.net/

Curriculum Vitae 

PhD in Economics, University of Paris 1, 1989; Research Habilitation, University of Paris 1, 2001

Current Position:
Director of the Microeconomic and Structural Analysis; Associate Professor in Economics, Université de Aix-Marseille ; Member of the Editorial Board of : The review of Income and Wealth, International Productivity Monitor, Economie et Statistique, Futuribles

Previous Position:
2008-2005 Director of the Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting Directorate Banque de France; 2000-2005 Deputy Director, Economic Analysis Research Directorate; 1997-2000: Scientific adviser at the French Conseil d'Analyse Economique; 1998-2000: Adviser to the Minister of Employment and Solidarity Former member of the Conseil d'Analyse Economique (1997-2012) and of the French Low Pay Commission (1999-2012); Former President of the French Economic Association (AFSE)

Research Interest:
Macroeconomics; Growth; Analysis of Productivity, Economics of Production; Labour Economics

Moreno DA PONT

Assistant Director

Statistics Canada

Curriculum Vitae 

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Moreno Da Pont completed a B.A. Advanced degree in Economics at the University of Saskatchewan and a Business Administration diploma at Wilfrid Laurier University. In 1991, he joined Statistics Canada, working in the standards, manufacturing, economic analysis and service industries programs before becoming Assistant Director of Enterprise Statistics Division. His early career was spent in Standards Division, where he worked on the development of the North American Industrial Classification System. He went on to work in several subject matter divisions and was the project manager for two major transformational projects, the Culture Survey Redesign and the Service Industries Survey Redesign, where the objectives were to harmonize statistical concepts across surveys and implement a survey model based on the application of common tools and methods.

Moreno is currently responsible for Statistics Canada's large firm profiling program, which is mandated to maintain the economic survey frame and mange data collection for over 300 of Canada's largest businesses. He is also responsible for the coherence analysis program which integrates company specific data from various sources, conducts a coherence assessment, and develops strategies to resolve issues identified. Finally, he is responsible for two processing teams tasked with implementing a standardized metadata driven processing system for over 60 economic surveys conducted by Statistics Canada.

He can be reached at: Moreno.Dapont@statcan.gc.ca

Michael DAVIES

First Assistant Statistician Macroeconomic Statistics Division

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Curriculum Vitae 

Michael Davies is the head of the Macroeconomic Statistics Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Michael has an Honours degree in economics and computing from the University of Sydney. He joined the ABS in 1984 and has experience in all aspects of the development and compilation of ABS macroeconomic statistics, as well as in management and the development of statistical infrastructure. He worked for several years at the OECD, working with the countries of the former Soviet Union setting up systems of macroeconomic accounts during their transition from centrally planned economies to market economies.

Michael is a key player in the ABS's contribution to the development and maintenance of the international standards governing the compilation of macroeconomic statistics and has a strong interest in bridging the conceptual and practical aspects of macroeconomic accounting.

Michael has contributed to many economic statistics committees and working groups and is currently a member of:

  • The Advisory Expert Group of the ISWGNA, which assists the ISWGNA in resolving issues on the research agenda of the SNA and emerging research issues, and assists the ISWGNA in the review of the SNA implementation program.
  • The IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPCOM), which advises the Fund on methodological and compilation issues in the context of balance of payments and international investment position statistics.
  • The IMF Government Finance Statistics Advisory Committee, a group of experts which advises the IMF on matters concerning the Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001 (GFSM 2001), related methodology issues, and the Fund's fiscal data presentation.
Michael's current focus is on ensuring that the work of developing the SNA family of standards continues, so that the framework can continue to provide a solid basis for the development and compilation of relevant, useful macroeconomic statistics.



Director at Eurostat

Curriculum Vitae 

University degrees in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics
Professional experience in university, private and public sector in the domains of statistics, informatics and nuclear engineering Worked in Spain (NSI), USA (General Electric), UK (Edinburgh University), France (OECD) and Luxembourg (Eurostat) Member of the Spanish Senior Corps of Statisticians and of IT and Communication Technologists From 1997 to 2004, Director in the Statistical Office of the European Commission, responsible for Business Statistics; from 2004 to 2009, Director responsible for Statistical Methodologies and Tools and Dissemination; and since 2009, Director responsible for Sectoral and Regional Statistics.


Head of Unit European Commission


Curriculum Vitae 

Björn Döhring studied economics in Tübingen (Germany) and Lyon (France).
He started his professional career in 1997 at the German Bundesbank, where he worked on monetary and financial market matters.
In 2001, he joined the European Commission. He has held various positions in the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs involving both microeconomic and macroeconomic approaches. In 2011, he joined the unit "Economic situation, forecasts, business and consumer surveys" where he was appointed Head of Unit in 2013.


Chief Government Finance Division

International Monetary Fund

Curriculum Vitae

Claudia H. Dziobek has been Chief of the Government Finance Division since 2008 and previously held other positions in the IMF Statistics and the Monetary and Capital Markets Departments. Ms. Dziobek created the Government Statistics Advisory Committee (GFSAC) to foster global consultation on methodology for the Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 and on practical applications in this important area of statistics. She has initiated a research agenda to showcase the IMF's specialized fiscal databases, the Government Finance Statistics Yearbook (GFSY), Institutional Structure of Government, and Online Public Sector Debt Statistics Database. All are unique because of the detailed fiscal data provided on several levels of government for over 130 countries. The division maintains active contacts with data users to assure relevance and accessibility of the fiscal data and is seeking to broaden the global community of GFS experts. Ms. Dziobek holds a Ph.D. in economics; she is a national of Germany. A recent publication is: What Lies Beneath: The Statistical Definition of Public Sector Debt (IMF Discussion Note SDN/12/09).

Gerard J. EDING

Director of National Accounts

Statistics Netherlands

Curriculum Vitae 

Gerard J. EDING (44) is director of National Accounts at Statistics Netherlands. He holds a master's degree in Macro Economics and Spatial Economics at the University of Groningen and graduated Cum Laude in 1995. Preceding his position as director of National accounts Gerard worked in various [management] positions within Statistics Netherlands, such as Government Finance Statistics, Business Statistics and Social and Spatial Statistics. He also worked as a researcher at the University of Groningen and as a consultant and project manager for a [semi-] private research institute TNO Inro,. Working on regional and transportation economic issues. Besides his position as director of National Accounts, he is currently also a member of the Executive Body of the Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics (CMFB), member of the Directors of Macro-Economic Statistics group within the European System of Statistics, member of the Executive Council of the International Association of Review of Income and Wealth (IARIW), member of the Steering Group (SG) on National Accounts of the UNECE and member of the Bureau of the UN committee on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA). Gerard has written numerous articles, papers and has contributed to several journals. Main topics are input-output analysis, National Accounts, spatial economics, transportation economics and government finance statistics.


Director General

Statistics Denmark

Curriculum Vitae 


1975 High School (mathematics-physics), Rødovre Statsskole (Denmark)

1981 Master, Economics (cand.polit.), University of Copenhagen (thesis title: Optimal Control Theory and Macroeconomic Planning)

Current position

2013 Chief Statistician, Statistics Denmark

Previous work

2009-13 Director, Policy Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department and OECD Deputy Chief Economist

2009 Acting OECD Chief Economist and Head of OECD Economics Department

2007-08 Acting Head of OECD Economics Department

2007-09 Director, Policy Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department

1999-2007 Deputy Director, Policy Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department

Other positions

2007-13 Secretariat focal point for the network of National Economic Research Organisations (OECD, chairs: Martin Feldstein, James Poterba)

2011-13 OECD representative in the G20 Framework Working Group

2011- Member, Advisory Board for project on green tax reform, Concito (Denmark)

2010- Member, Board of Directors, DEA


Coordinator for the Greens/EFA in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON)

European Parliament

Curriculum Vitae 

  • born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1969
  • University degree in Adults Education, Policy and Economics inLüneburg,BremenandBirmingham
  • Master's degree in Economic Policy and Economic Development at the University of Birmingham (UK)
Political curriculum vitae
  • 1986 – 2001: Voluntary work in the youth environment movement
  • 2000: Cofounder of AttacGermany, representative of Friends of the Earth Germany in the council of Attac
  • since 2001: speeches and presence in the media on globalization criticism, ecology and tax policy
  • 2002: Cofounder of the International Tax Justice Network (London)
  • since 2002: European Attac coordination
  • since 2007: Member of the Presidential Meeting of the German Protestant Church Congress
  • since July 2009: Member of the European Parliament, Coordinator of The Greens/ EFA in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee
  • January 2010: Cofounder of the Institute Solidarische Moderne e.V. (Berlin)
  • March 2012: Party board member of Alliance 90 / Greens North-Rhine-Westphalia
  • May 2014 – For the second time elected to the European Parliament.



Full professor of Economic Statistics Department of Economics and Finance

University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

Curriculum Vitae 

Prof. Enrico Giovannini was born in 1957. He graduated with honours from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". Since 2002 he is full professor of economic statistics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata".

From 28th April 2013 to 22 February 2014 he was Minister of Labour and Social Policies in the Italian Government. From August 2009 to April 2013 he was President of the Italian Statistical Institute (Istat). From January 2001 to July 2009 he was Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

In 1982, he joined the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) as a researcher. From 1989 to 1991, he was research director at the ISCO-National Institute for Studies on Economic Cycles. In 1992 he returned to Istat: in 1993 he was appointed Director of the Division of National Accounts and Economic Analysis and in 1997 Director of the Department of Economic Statistics.

From January 2001 to July 2009, he was Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). As Chief Statistician he designed and implemented a thorough reform of the statistical system of the organization, established the World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy" and launched the "Global Project on the Measurement of the Progress of Societies", which fostered the setting up of numerous worldwide initiatives on the issue "Beyond GDP". He was member and Chair of important national and international committees (UN, World Bank, etc.), member of the "Stiglitz Commission", established by the French President Nikolas Sarkozy, and Chair of the Global Council on the "Evaluation of Societal Progress" established by the World Economic Forum.

He has authored numerous publications and articles in the field of statistics and economics, as well as four books.


Minister of Finance


Curriculum Vitae 

Pierre Gramegna was born on 22 April 1958 in Esch-sur-Alzette.

Education and qualifications

Following secondary school studies in Esch-sur-Alzette (classical mathematics section), Pierre Gramegna pursued studies in law and economics at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), where he was awarded a master's degree in civil law in 1981 and a degree in economic sciences in 1982. He completed his post-university education with a DEA (post-graduate diploma of advanced studies) in Community law.

Governmental posts

Following the legislative elections of 20 October 2013, Pierre Gramegna joined the government as Minister of Finance on 4 December 2013 in the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP) and the Green Party ("déi gréng").

Professional activities

A career diplomat, Pierre Gramegna joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983. He was subsequently appointed political and economic affairs advisor to the Luxembourg embassy in Paris in 1988, an office he held for four years before being appointed consul general and director of the Board of Economic Development in San Francisco. From 1996 to 2002, Pierre Gramegna was Luxembourg's ambassador to Japan and South Korea. He was subsequently responsible for the Directorate of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2003, Pierre Gramegna took up the position of director general of the Chamber of Commerce, an office he held until his appointment to the government in December 2013. Prior to joining the government, Pierre Gramegna was a member of the executive board of several companies, including in particular Cargolux Airlines International SA (as chairman from 2004 to 2008), the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (Bourse de Luxembourg), the National Credit and Investment Company (Société nationale de crédit et d'investissement), the Del Credere Office (Office du ducroire), LuxExpo Luxembourg and BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg SA.

He has also been a member of numerous advisory committees, such as the Tripartite Coordination Committee (Comité de coordination tripartite), the Economic and Social Committee of the Greater Region (Comité économique et social de la Grande Région), the Advisory Committee on Foreign Trade (Comité consultatif du commerce extérieur), the Economic Development Committee (Comité de développement économique) and the National Committee for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship (Comité national pour la promotion de l'esprit d'entreprise).


Head of Unit


Curriculum Vitae 

Gallo Gueye has been Head of Unit for National Accounts Methodology, Sector Accounts and Financial Indicators since 2006. He was chair of the Inter Secretariat Working Group on National Accounts (ISWGNA) from February 2008 until August 2009.


Associate Professor Groningen Growth and Development Centre

University of Groningen

Curriculum Vitae 

Robert Inklaar is an associate professor of economics at the Groningen Growth and Development Centre of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His research has focused on international comparisons of economic growth and productivity, the impact of information and communication technologies on economic performance, and the role of the financial sector for the rest of the economy. This research has resulted in numerous academic publications, including a co-authored book at Cambridge University Press, and articles in the Journal of Development Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic History, Economic Policy and Review of Income and Wealth. He has been actively involved in a number of research projects, including as key researcher on a current grant from the Sloan Foundation for the redevelopment of the Penn World Table; workpackage leader for the research on financial services in the INDICSER: Indicators for evaluating international performance in service sectors FP7 project; and as a researcher in the EUKLEMS project from FP6.


Team leader and Senior statistician


Curriculum Vitae

Jukka Jalava studied economics (Master's degree) and economic history (PhD) in Helsinki, Finland. He started his professional career in 1997 in Statistics Finland, where he worked on national accounts. In 2007, he joined Eurostat working, first as statistical officer and subsequently as team leader, with the production of national accounts main aggregates. In 2012, he joined the unit "Statistics for Administrative Purposes" where he is team leader of the GNI/VAT verification team.

John KAY

Visiting Professor of Economics

London School of Economics

Curriculum Vitae 

John Kay chaired the Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision-Making which reported to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in July 2012. He is a visiting Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a director of several public companies and contributes a weekly column to the Financial Times. He is the author of many books, including The Truth about Markets (2003) and The Long and the Short of It: finance and investment for normally intelligent people who are not in the industry (2009) and his latest book, Obliquity was published by Profile Books in March 2010.


Counselor to OECD Statistics Directorate


Curriculum Vitae 

François Lequiller has made his main career at Insee, the French statistical office, where he was head of consumer prices and national accounts. He had an international career as expert in national accounts in the IMF (1993-1995) and the OECD (2001-2007). He recently (2010-2014) held the position of head of Government Finance Statistics in Eurostat, a directorate entirely devoted to the measurement of government deficit and debt of EU Member States. He is currently seconded to the OECD. François Lequiller is the main author of "Understanding National Accounts", a manual published by the OECD.


Former Head of Government Finance Statistics

Ex Central Statistics Office, Ireland

Curriculum Vitae 

Mick Lucey is a Statistician who worked for over 40 years in the Central Statistics Office (CSO) Dublin, which he joined after graduating from University College Cork in 1970. During his time in the CSO he worked on the compilation of a variety of official statistics and in various areas of the National Accounts.

For a number of years prior to his retirement he was head of Government Finance Statistics in the CSO. He was actively involved nationally and at EU level with the expansion and development of the ESA95 based Government Accounts which followed their adoption as key instruments for monitoring the fiscal positions of EU Member States.

Since his retirement he has undertaken contract work with the Croatian Bureau of Statistics and the International Monetary Fund.


Head of International Strategy and Coordination

Office for National Statistics

Curriculum Vitae

Sanjiv Mahajan joined the UK Statistical Office in 1988, after gaining a BSc Honours Degree in Mathematics from Royal Holloway College, University of London in 1986 and spending two years working as a stockbroker.

Sanjiv has worked in a number of posts across the UK Economic Accounts: Gross Capital Formation, Capital Stock, Supply Modelling, Balancing Quarterly GDP, Institutional Sector and Financial Accounts, I-O Tables, and Supply and Use Tables before becoming Head of National Accounts Strategy and Development.

For 15 years, Sanjiv led the team responsible for successfully introducing, and then the regular production of Supply and Use Tables (and I-O Tables) used to produce coherent UK Economic Accounts, and annual UK GDP. This included development, coordination, compilation, balancing, analyses, articles and publication of these tables and accounts. Sanjiv also led a wide-range of quality improvements to the UK business register, existing business surveys and development of new business surveys (e.g. purchases survey, business spending).

Sanjiv developed and led delivery of several successful implementation strategies for major ONS office-wide projects such as:

  • Industrial and product reclassifications (e.g. move to NACE Rev. 1 and NACE Rev. 1.1).
  • Transition of UK National Accounts from being based on the European System of Accounts (ESA) 1979 to 1995.
  • Several large data revision packages improving quality and methodology of UK National Accounts and GDP.
  • UK inputs to ESA 2010 covering the Legal Text, Methodology, Transmission Programme and UK Derogations as well as inputs to the EU Parliament and Council processes.
Sanjiv is presently Head of International Strategy and Coordination leading various inputs to UK National Accounts international work as well as a range of strategic cross-cutting issues.

Sanjiv has represented ONS, and the UK, in various fora such as international meetings, conferences, presentations, seminars, and provided training and teach-in's to suppliers and users within the UK and based overseas. Sanjiv has also produced, and contributed to, numerous economic-based articles, technical papers and products produced within the ONS, and outside the ONS, for example, by other government departments, regional statistical offices, academics, researchers, economists, analysts, and the media.

Sanjiv was successfully elected in 2012 to become a Council Member of the International Input-Output Association – first ever person elected to the Council from the UK Statistical Office – and is also the Chief Editor of the new UN Handbook on Supply and Use Tables.

Sanjiv is a proactive member of several organisations, for example:
  • IIOA since 2002.
  • IARIW since 2005.
  • UK representative in Eurostat's NAWG since 2008 and GNI Committee since 2011.
  • Scottish I-O Expert Users Group since 1998.
  • Associate Member of the UK Society of Technical Analysts since 1990.



Head of National Accounts Division

Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (INSEE)

Curriculum Vitae 

Head of the National Accounts Department at Insee (France) since 2011.
Head of Quarterly National Accounts Division at Insee (France) from 2007 to 2009.


Head of Progranmme "Integrated Environmental Assessments"

European Environment Agency

Curriculum Vitae

Jock Martin is Head of Integrated Environmental Assessments (IEA) at EEA. He is responsible to the Executive Director for the strategic development of integrated environmental assessment methods and products. The activities of IEA Programme include the five year European state of the environment and outlook report and the annual EEA indicator report. The work of the programme covers indicators, scenarios, environmental accounting, sustainable consumption and production, waste, environmental economics, resource efficiency, environment and health, and chemicals.

He has a BA honours degree in pure mathematics, economics and statistics from Queens University Belfast (1985). He has been involved in environmental statistics, indicators and assessments since 1991 initially for six years at the Department for the Environment in the United Kingdom where he was an author of the first national indicator report on sustainable development.
He was EEA National Focal Point for the UK from 1991-1997. Since joining the EEA in 1997 he has been strongly involved in building capacities in the European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET), designed EEA priority data flows and core indicators as well as authoring several integrated assessment reports.

From 1986 to 1991, he worked in UK Government on statistics for industrial production, GDP and overseas trade.


Associate Director for National Economic Accounts

US Bureau of Economic Analysis

Curriculum Vitae

Brent Moulton has served as Associate Director for National Economic Accounts at the Bureau of Economic Analysis since 1997. He is responsible for the estimation and analysis of the national income and product accounts, including gross domestic product. He has authored many professional articles and is a recipient of the Commerce Department's Gold Medal Award for his innovation and leadership in upgrading the U.S. national economic accounts.

Prior to joining BEA, Dr. Moulton served as Chief of the Price and Index Number Research Division at the Bureau of Labor Statistics where he led major improvements to the consumer price index. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.


Former Assistant Director General

Central Statistics Office

Curriculum Vitae

Aidan Punch has spent his career in the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and was Assistant Director General for macroeconomic and environment statistics prior to his retirement in November 2013. He was born in Cork and received his third level education at University College Cork where he graduated with a BSc (Mathematical Science) in 1972. He obtained a Masters in Public Administration from University College Dublin in 1986.

Aidan Punch joined CSO as a statistician in 1972 and worked in the fields of prices, national accounts, the labour market, demography, including census of population, and macroeconomic statistics. He was secretary of the National Statistics Board from its foundation in 1986 to 1990 and was President of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland from 2004 to 2007. At international level he was elected chairman of the European Population Committee of the Council of Europe for 2002-2003.




Curriculum Vitae

Born 1952 in Aachen, Germany.

1970 to 1975 Studies in business economics in Aachen and Münster

1975 to 1977 Member of academic staff at University of Münster (economic mathematics, operations research)

1978 to 2003 Various positions in the German Federal Statistical Office

2003 to 2006 Vice-President of the German Federal Statistical Office

2006 to 2008 President of the German Federal Statistical Office and Federal Returning Officer

Since August 2008 Director General of Eurostat and Chief Statistician of the European Union

1982 to 1998 Teaching assignments in statistics and environmental economics at Fachhochschule (specialised college of higher education) of Wiesbaden and University of Lüneburg

Domenico SARTORE

Full Professor of Econometrics

Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

Curriculum Vitae

From November 1989 to present Full Professor of Econometrics and Advanced Econometrics professor Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy From January 1997 to present Professor of Econometrics and Quantitative Methods for Finance. From 2008 to present, General Manager of IMEF. Venice, Italy. International University (until 2003) Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy. (from 2003 to present) – International Master in Economics and Finance (IMEF)

Algirdas G. ŠEMETA

Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Statistics, Audit and Anti-Fraud

European Commission

Curriculum Vitae

As of 2010 Member of the European Commission responsible for Taxation, Customs, Statistics, Audit and Anti-Fraud
2009 – 2010 Member of the European Commission responsible for Financial Programming and Budget
2008 – 2009 Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania
2001 – 2008 Director General of the Department of Statistics under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
1999 – 2001 Government Secretary of the Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
1999 – 1999 Vice-president of Public Limited Company "Nalšia"
1997 – 1999 Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania
1992 – 1997 Chairman of the Securities Commission of the Republic of Lithuania
1991 – 1992 Adviser, Deputy Chief of the Privatisation Unit of the Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
1990 – 1991 Head of the Subdivision of the Economy Development Strategy Division of the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Lithuania
1985 – 1990 Economist, Younger Fellowship at the Lithuanian Economy Institute


Head of Unit


Curriculum Vitae

From : January 2011 until : now
Employer: European Commission, Eurostat
Job title : Head of Unit, National and regional accounts production. BOP

From : February 2007 until : December 2010
Employer: Publications Office of the EU
Job title : Head of Unit, EU Bookshop

From : November 2001 until : february 2007
Employer : European Commission, Eurostat
Job title : Head of section – Purchasing Power Parities (PPP)

From : November 1999 until : October 2001
Employer : European Commission, Eurostat
Job title : Project manager statistics – National Accounts data

From : January 1999 until : october 1999
Employer : German National Statistical Office, Berlin and Bonn
Job title : Head of group (Gruppenleiter)

From : march 1994 until : january 1999
Employer : European Commission, Eurostat; National Detached expert
Job title : Project manager – National Accounts data

From : March 1992 until : February 1994
Employer : German National Statistical Office, Wiesbaden
Job title : Head of Unit (Referatsleiter)

From : january 1990 until : February 1992
Employer : German National Statistical Office, Berlin
Job title : Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

From : March 1986 until : December 1989
Employer : University of Economics, Berlin
Job title : Assistent Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent)


Head of National Accounts


Curriculum Vitae

Peter van de Ven holds a Masters degree in macro-economics at the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands. In 1984, he started his career at Statistics Netherlands, in the area of National Accounts. After various positions in the field of national accounts and government finance statistics, he was Director of National Accounts, from 2003 up to 2011. In 2011, he joined the Statistics Directorate of the OECD, as Head of National Accounts. In this position, he is responsible for (non-financial and financial) national accounts, prices and Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs), environmental accounting and Composite Leading Indicators.

Peter van de Ven has always been heavily involved in international discussions on the enhancement of statistics more generally, and national accounts in particular. Amongst others, he was chair of the EU Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics (CMFB), in 2009-2010, chair of the International Association for Research on Income and Wealth (IARIW), from August 2010 to August 2012, member of the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts from its start, and member of the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting. From September 2011 up to February 2014, he was also chair of the Inter Secretariat Working Group on National Accounts (ISWGNA). Presently, he is chair of the Inter Secretariat Working Group on Price Statistics (IWGPS).

Martin WEALE

External Member, Monetary Policy Committee

Bank of England

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Martin Weale joined the Monetary Policy Committee in 2010 and was reappointed in 2013. This followed a term of fifteen years as Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Before this he worked as a researcher and lecturer in Economics at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of Clare College and, for two years after graduating, as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow at the National Statistics Office in Malawi. He has studied a large number of aspects of applied economics at both macro and micro-economic levels. He has recently been working on issues connected with rebalancing. He has also carried out a substantial amount of work on various aspects of economic statistics and short-term forecasting. He is a part-time Professor at Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Weale was appointed CBE for his services to Economics in 1999 and was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 2001. Cambridge University, from which he graduated with a BA in Economics in 1977, awarded him an ScD in Economics in 2006. He received an honorary doctorate from City University in 2007.


Acting Director