Giovanni Urga is Professor of Finance and Econometrics at the Cass Business School (City University London) and the Director of the Centre for Econometric Analysis. He is also Professor in Econometrics at the Economics Department of Bergamo University (Italy). Formerly, he was Research Fellow at London Business School, Visiting Lecturer at New Economic School in Moscow and Research Officer at the Institute of Economics and Statistics in Oxford. His research focuses on econometric modelling, emerging capital markets, econometric methodology, panel data econometrics and financial econometrics. Prof. Urga is also a Non Executive Director of Timberlake Consultants.