Francesco Masala
Chief Economist
Italian Banking Association

Francesco Masala has more than 20 years of experience in economics, banking and finance. Currently is the Chief Economist, Head of the Economic Research Department, at the Italian Banking Association (Abi). He represents the view of the Abi on economic, regulatory and other issues of interest to the banking industry acting as a member of several working groups, both at domestic and international level, such as the “Prudential Supervision Working Group” at the International Banking Federation and both the “Chief Economists’ Group” and the “Risk Assessment working group” at the European Banking Federation.
He holds short courses and lectures on banking and finance at some Italian universities (including LUISS, La Sapienza, Roma 3) and is author of publications and articles on banking and finance - published both in Italy and abroad (including The Journal of Banking and Finance) -.
He holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Business and Economics and a Master’s degree in Economics & Management of Insurance Companies.