Enrico Giovannini is Professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and Senior Fellow of the LUISS Guido Carli University "School of European Political Economy". He is member of the Club of Rome, member of the "Commission Economique de la Nation" of the French Government, Visiting Fellow of the European Political Strategy Centre of the European Commission.
In 2014 he was appointed Co-chair of ‘'Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development” established by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations. He has received several awards: the Prize "Best in Class" of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (2009), the Gold Medal of the President of the Republic by the International Pio Manzu Center (2010), the lifetime achievement award on behalf of the "International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies" (2012), Gian Piero Orsello culture Prize - City of Civitavecchia (2013) and Eupolis Prize for his commitment to putting knowledge at the service of good governance by the region of Lombardy (2014).
From July 2009 to April 2013 he was appointed President of ISTAT. He left the office to become Minister of Labour and Social Policy of the Italian Government, a position held until February 2014. Then, he returned to academic activity at the Department of Economics and Finance of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata”.
He holds the position of Chairman of the Statistical Advisory Board for the Human Development Index of the United Nations, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the European projects E-Frame and Web-SO, Co-President of the Strategic Forum for the measurement of well-being and is also a member of the High-Level Expert Group on the measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress.
He is the author of more than 90 economic and statistical articles that have been published on national and international journals and four other books: "Public Need, monetary policy and financial markets", "Economic statistics", "Understanding economic statistics" and "Choose the future. Knowledge and Policy at the time of the Big Data".