Professor Daniele Checchi to assume Directorship of Luxembourg LIS Office

Dear LIS Community,

As 2016 starts, I not only wish you a very happy New Year but also bring news of new developments in the organization of LIS.

The LIS Executive Committee and Board have, at Janet’s instigation, been looking to the future in terms both of structure and personnel, and are very pleased that we have been able to set in place the arrangements that are described in the following note from Janet.

I will not re-iterate the information given in her note, but simply would like to welcome most warmly Daniele Checchi to the LIS management team. Together with its wonderful staff, in Luxembourg and New York, LIS has I believe a mix of “continuity and change” that equips it well for future challenges.

With best wishes,

Tony Atkinson
LIS President

Message from LIS Director Janet Gornick

I am pleased to announce that an expansion of our senior leadership is now underway.

On 1 September 2006, I became Director of LIS, taking responsibility for all LIS operations, which have been based in Luxembourg since 1983. In 2009, LIS opened a satellite office in the US, located at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and known as the “LIS Center” or the “US LIS Office”. In the last five years, both offices have grown dramatically and I concluded, with the support of our international governing body, that we needed to expand our senior team.

After an international search that took place early in 2015, Professor Daniele Checchi, an economist currently on sabbatical from the University of Milan, agreed to join our team. As of 1 September 2016, Daniele will become “Director of the Luxembourg LIS Office”. I will continue to serve as “Director of the US LIS Office”. Daniele and I will work in close cooperation, leading LIS jointly in the coming years.

Daniele’s extensive background in research, teaching, and academic administration – and his decades of experience with the LIS data and related datasets – make him a perfect fit for this new position. He will work with us, informally from 1 January to 31 August, 2016 – and then, on 1 September, he will join us formally.

All of us at LIS – staff, directors, and board – are eager to welcome him to the LIS team. We will stay in touch as our re-organization continues to take shape.

Best wishes,

Janet Gornick
LIS Director

January 11, 2016 | News