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Jean Pisani-Ferry

Jean Pisani-Ferry

Director of Bruegel.

Jean Pisani-Ferry has been director of Bruegel since January 2005. He is also aprofessor of economics with Université Paris-Dauphine.

Mr. Pisani-Ferry has made his career in research and policy. After holding positions in research and government in France, he joined the European Commission in 1989 as an economic adviser to the Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs. From 1992 to 1997 he was the director of CEPII, the main French research centre in international economics. In 1997, he became senior economic adviser to the French minister of finance and was later appointed executive president of the French prime minister’s Council of Economic Analysis (2001-2002). From 2002 to 2004, he was senior adviser to the director of the French Treasury.

Mr. Pisani-Ferry has held teaching positions with various universities, including Ecole Polytechniquein Paris and Université Libre de Bruxelles. In 2006-2007, he was president of the French Economic Association.

He is a member of two independent consultative groups: the European Commission president’s Group of Economic Policy Analysis and the French PM’s Council of Economic Analysis.

Mr. Pisani-Ferry was initially trained as an engineer and also holds a master's degreein mathematics, and an advanced degree in economics from the Centre d'études des programmes économiques (CEPE, Paris).

He has a regular column in Le Monde and Handelsblatt.