Raffaella Giacomini is a senior economist and economic advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and a professor of economics at University College London. Her research interests are in time series econometrics, forecasting, and applied macroeconomics. Her main research contributions in econometrics have been in forecasting methodology and in the use of Bayesian methods for macroeconomic policy analysis. She is a fellow of the Econometric Society and a research fellow of the International Association for Applied Econometrics, the Society for Financial Econometrics, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and DIW Berlin. Raffaella was a member of the Econometric Society Regional Standing Committee, the EEA and the RES council and chaired the EEA Women in Economics Committee, among other professional contributions. She is currently co-editor of the Econometrics Journal and associate editor of the Journal of Econometrics and the Journal of Forecasting.