|Born||1964 (age 58–59)|
|Institution||Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, Centre for Finance and Development|
|Field||Development economics, Impact Evaluation, Microeconomics, Rural Development|
|Influences||Amartya Sen, Ricardo Hausmann, James Heckman, Jerry Hausman|
|Contributions||Too Much Finance|
|Information at IDEAS / RePEc|
Jean-Louis Arcand (born 1964) is a Canadian economist. He is a professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where he also head of the PhD Development Economics programme. Arcand is also the head of the Department of Economics at the Graduate Institute. He is president of the Global Development Network, a founding fellow of the European Union Development Network and senior fellow at the Fondation pour les études et recherches en développement international.
Jean-Louis Arcand holds a PhD in economics from MIT.
In 2012 Jean-Louis authored (with Enrico Berkes and Ugo Panizza) the IMF working paper Too Much Finance which establishes that:
[...] there comes a point when the financial sector has a negative effect on growth – that is, when credit to the private sector exceeds 110% of GDP. It shows that, of the advanced countries currently suffering in the fallout of the global crisis were all above this threshold.
Jean-Louis Arcand is Director of the Centre for Finance and Development and a member of the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, and Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, which he joined in 2008. From 2009 to 2012 he was chair of Development Studies. He is a Founding Fellow of the European Union Development Network (EUDN) and Senior Fellow at the Fondation pour les études et recherches en développement international (FERDI). He was assistant and then Associate Professor at the University of Montréal, and Professor at the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches en Développement International (CERDI).
- ^ "Jean-Louis Arcand". The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Archived from the original on 20 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- ^ "Too Much Finance" (PDF). IMF Working Paper. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
- ^ "Too Much Finance". VoxEU. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
-  at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies website