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
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] He currently is a Professor of Economics at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris, where he has taught since 1982. Fitoussi served as President of the Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Econoniques, an institute dedicated to economic research and forecasting, from 1989 to 2010.

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.

His research interests includes inflation, unemployment, and the role of macroeconomic policy.

Selected publications[edit]

  • 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. 
  • ———; 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 .


  1. ^ Velupillai, Kumaraswamy (2004), "The consummate macroeconomist: Jean-Paul Fitoussi", Macroeconomic Theory and Economic Policy: Essays in Honour of Jean-Paul Fitoussi, London: Routledge, pp. 10–30, ISBN 0-415-32336-3 .

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