Sebastiano Manzan, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at the Zicklin School of Business. He has been on leave from the School over the past two years to serve as lead  scientist on the “Big data to forecast economic developments” project at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

His research interests are primarily focused on macroeconomic forecasting, financial econometrics, and using big data in economic applications.

Dr. Manzan’s work has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control; International Journal of Forecasting; and Econometric Reviews.

Dr. Manzan has taught courses in introductory econometrics, financial econometrics, financial risk management, and international finance at several institutions and teaches quantitative tools for finance in the Zicklin Executive MS in Finance program.

He was the 2011 recipient of the Zicklin School’s Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Manzan holds a PhD in economics from the University of Amsterdam.