Marco Annunziata is chief economist and executive director of Global Market Insight at General Electric Co., where he is responsible for global economic, financial, and market analysis. He is a member of the ECB’s Shadow Council and of the European Council of Economists. His book The Economics of the Financial Crisis was published on 2011. Annunziata joined GE in 2011 after many years in the financial sector, where he was most recently chief economist at Unicredit, and previously chief economist for the Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa region at Deutsche Bank in London. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Annunziata spent six years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, where he split his time between emerging markets and the Eurozone. While at the IMF, he was involved in regular consultations with the Italian government, the Bank of Italy, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission.