Alison Bugeja Persiano
Alison Bugeja Persiano is the Administrator of the Malta Fiscal Advisory Council. She coordinates the day to day running of the office, manage agendas/travel arrangements/appointments ,documentation and record/book keeping. She also serves as the Council Secretary during council and overseas meetings. Before Joining the MFAC in 2018, Alison worked as an Office Administrator within a private company for 13 years.
Gilmour Camilleri holds the position of Chief Economist at the Malta Fiscal Advisory Council. Previous to this, he held the position of Director (Communications, Energy, Transport and Financial Services) at the Office for Competition within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority. Previously, he was an Economist at the Economic Policy Department within the Ministry for Finance of Malta, a position held for more than six years. He was primarily responsible for leading the macroeconomic modelling and forecasting team and actively involved in research projects related to labour market theory, social policy, and industrial relations for policy formulation purposes.
Mr Camilleri is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Economics and the Centre for Labour Studies at the University of Malta. His main teaching areas include Mathematical Economics, Labour Economics and Applied Macroeconomics. His research focuses on resource and marine economics, competition and industrial economics, structural macroeconometric modelling, policy analysis and applied econometrics and forecasting. He is also an active researcher at the University of Malta and has contributed to various research projects, including research for Eurofound, the Malta Arts Council, the European Capital of Culture and the Environment Resource Authority. Mr Camilleri graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Economics from the University of Malta in 2012 and obtained a Master of Science degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Nottingham.Mr Camilleri is currently reading for a doctoral degree in Economics at the University of Malta.
Christian Xuereb graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics from the University of Malta in 2015. He joined the Malta Fiscal Advisory Council as an Economist in July 2015. He then completed an MSc in Economics from the University of Malta in 2019. His dissertation research focused on behavioural retirement and pension economics.
Kurt Davison graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics from the University of Malta in 2016. That same year he joined the Malta Fiscal Advisory Council as an Economist. In 2019, he completed an MSc in Economics from the University of Malta. His research at university focused on valuation techniques for the environment and assessing alternative estimates of the output gap for the Maltese Economy.
Kylie Spiteri graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics from the University of Malta in 2021. She joined the Malta Fiscal Advisory Council as an economist in September. Her dissertation research focused on an econometric analysis of wellbeing in Malta with a focus on corruption. She is currently in the process of completing a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Malta.
Jessica Pace graduated with Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy and Economics from the University of Malta in 2019. She joined the Malta Fiscal Advisory Council as an Economist in October 2022. Previous to this, she worked within the Research Unit of the Ministry for Finance of Malta. Ms Pace is also reading for an MSc Fiance (Economic Policy) with the University of London.