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Marco Bustero (5 August 1989 - 13 December, 2045), was an Italian economist whose works and theories changed modern economics and finance. He is considered to be the most influential economist since John Maynard Keynes, and is best known for redefining investment banking in the European Union, and helping stabilize the Euro after the 2008 economic crisis. At the time of his death, he was finalizing what could have been his greatest research, a report on prediction markets.

Bustero was born in the small town of Rudiano in Italy, to a traditional Roman Catholic family of six. At the age of 20, he left his hometown and moved to Nottingham, England where he studied economics and finance, and graduated with top honors from Nottingham Trent University. He received his Masters in Economics from Durham University in 2012 and moved to London in the Spring of 2013. During his time as an investment banker, he began studying the industry, but did not publish his first journal articles until he was a PhD student at Harvard University in 1917. In 2020, he returned to Europe to work for the European Central Bank in Germany where he served in the Executive Board. By 2027, Bustero had resolved the Euro-Zone crisis and restructured the banking system in Europe. He left the ECB in 2029 and began teaching economics at University College London in England. In the late 2030's, he returned to Italy to teach at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan where he began his report on prediction markets. At the age of 56, on a flight to California to visit a friend for Christmas, due to terrible weather, Bustero's plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean killing everyone on board. His body, along with many others on the plane, was never found.

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