Matteo Ferrazzi is Senior Economist at the Economics Department of the European Investment Bank. He has been working at UniCredit Group in Milan and Vienna as manager (with various roles, including Head of Strategic Marketing, Head of Strategy) and economist (leading the Economic Research network of Central Eastern European Division). He has previously been researcher at the Italian economic think tank Prometeia. Matteo Ferrazzi holds a M.Sc. in Economics at University of Modena, a postgraduate Master degree at Bocconi University and Executive MBA at Politecnico of Milan, and he is certified at IE Data Science Bootcamp. Author of various articles and contributions on Central Eastern European countries, Matteo is author of 3 books. He is lecturer at Master ASERI (Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali) at Catholic University in Milan since 2011.