Jean-Paul Fitoussi

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Jean-Paul Fitoussi
Jean-Paul Fitoussi.jpg
Fitoussi on Festival dell'Economia di Trento, 2009.
Born (1942-08-19) 19 August 1942 (age 74)
Nationality France
Institution Institut d'études politiques de Paris
Field Political economics
Macroeconomics
Alma mater University of Strasbourg
Influences Paul Chamley
Paul Coulbois
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Jean-Paul Fitoussi (born 19 August 1942) is a French economist of Sephardi Jewish descent.[1] Born in La Goulette, Tunisia, Fitoussi earned his Ph.D. cum laude in Law and Economics from the University of Strasbourg. From 1979 until 1983, he was a professor at the European University Institute in Florence, and a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1984. He currently is a Professor of Economics at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris, where he has taught since 1982. He is also Professor Emeritus at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome. From 1989 to 2010 he served as President of the Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Econoniques, an institute dedicated to economic research and forecasting. He has published numerous articles, books and essays. He is considered to be one of the intellectual leaders of neo-keynesianism these past 40 years, but claims to have a "very heterodox" vision. [2]

In 2012, Macroeconomic Theory And Economic Policy: Essays in Honour of Jean-Paul Fitoussi was published. Edited by Vela Velupillai, it contained contributions from Nobel Prize winning economists Kenneth Arrow, Jean Tirole & Robert Solow as well as Olivier Blanchard & sociologist Edmond Malinvaud. In 2014, Fruitful Economics, Papers in honor of and by Jean-Paul Fitoussi was published. The book is divided in 5 chapters, written respectively by Kenneth Arrow, Joseph Stiglitz , Edmund Phelps, Robert Solow, and Amartya Sen, all of whom worked with Jean Paul Fitoussi at different points in their lives.

He was an expert at the European Parliament, Commission of Monetary and Economic Affairs from 2000 to 2009. He is also a member of the Centre for Capitalism and Society at Columbia University, and a member of the Economic Commission of the Nation since 1997. From 2008 to 2009, he was a member of the UN Commission on the Reform of the International Monetary and Financial System and Coordinator of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress.

In 2013, Sciences Po, a leading French University, set up a day in celebration of Dr Fitoussi's career, uniting Jean‐Paul Fitoussi with economists Joseph Stiglitz, Edmund Phelps, Kenneth Arrow, Robert Solow and Amartya Sen, to debate on the major “fitoussian” issues: European integration, inequality, well‐being and environmental sustainability, and the European democratic deficit. The event was concluded by speeches from then French Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius and by French President Francois Hollande.[3]

Fitoussi has received the Association Français de Sciences Économiques (French Association for Economic Sciences) Award, and the Rossi Award from the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques (Academy of Moral and Political Sciences). He has been awarded various honours including the Honorary Deanship of the Faculty of Economics in Strasbourg, Honoris Causa degree at the Buenos Aires University, and in his own country the decorations of Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite (Knight of the National Order of Merit) and Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour). He is also Officer of the "Order of Prince Henry" in Portugal. [4]

In 2017, he declared his support for Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.[5]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Fitoussi, Jean-Paul; Malinvaud, Edmond (1980). Macroeconomic Rationing of Employment. Malinvaud and Fitoussi, Unemployment in Western Countries. 
  • Fitoussi, Jean-Paul; Phelps, Edmund.S (1988). The Slump in Europe: Open Economy Theory Reconstructed. Basil Blackwell. 
  • Fitoussi, Jean-Paul; Blanchard, Olivier; Atkinson, Tony.; Solow, Robert; Phelps, Edmund.s (1993). Competitive Disinflation: The Mark and Budgetary Politics in Europe. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198773633. 
  • Fitoussi, Jean-Paul; Bhagwati, Jagdish; Varsavsky, Martin . (2003). Economia. 
  • Fitoussi, Jean-Paul (2004). La démocratie et le marché. Grasset. 
  • Fitoussi, Jean-Paul; Stiglitz, Joseph (2009), The Ways Out of the Crisis and the Building of a More Cohesive World 
  • Fitoussi, Jean-Paul; Phelps, Edmund.S; Pissarides, Christopher (2010). After the Crisis, the Way Ahead. Luiss University Press. 
  • Fitoussi, Jean-Paul; Sen, Amartya; Stiglitz, Joseph.E (2010). Mismeasuring our lives: why GDP doesn't add up: the report. New York: New Press Distributed by Perseus Distribution. ISBN 9781595585196. 
  • Fitoussi, Jean-Paul; Stiglitz, Joseph (2011), The G20 and recovery and beyond : an agenda for global governance for the twenty-first century 
  • Fitoussi, Jean-Paul (2013). Le théorème du lampadaire. Les liens qui libèrent. 
  • ———; Saraceno, Francesco (2008), "Fiscal Discipline as a Social Norm: The European Stability Pact", Journal of Public Economic Theory, 10 (6): 1143–1168, doi:10.1111/j.1467-9779.2008.00400.x 
* ——— (1994), "Wage Distribution and Unemployment: The French Experience", American Economic Review, 84 (2): 59–64, doi:10.2307/2117802 
  • ———; Le Cacheux, Jacques (1988), "On Macroeconomic Implications of Price Setting in the Open Economy", American Economic Review, 78 (2): 335–340, doi:10.2307/1818146 

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