Cecilia Jona-Lasinio is Senior Researcher at the Econometric Studies and Economic Forecasting Division at the Italian Statistical Institute (ISTAT) and Adjunct Professor of International economics at LUISS Guido Carli, University in Rome. She authored many publications in the area of ICT, Intangibles and Productivity Growth. Her main research interests are productivity growth, knowledge-based capital and ICT and macro-econometric modelling and forecasting. She has been involved in several EU FP6 and FP7 research projects and consultancies for government agencies and international organizations. She received her Ph.D in Econometrics and Empirical Economics at the University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, and the Master degree in International Economics, DES (Diplome d’Etudes Superieures en Relationes Internationales), at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, (Switzerland).