Jean Pisani-Ferry

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Jean Pisani-Ferry
Jean Pisani-Ferry par Claude Truong-Ngoc janvier 2016.jpg
Born (1951-07-28) July 28, 1951 (age 67)
FieldPolitical economy
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Jean Pisani-Ferry (born July 28, 1951)[1] is a French economist and public policy expert. He served as Commissioner General for Policy Planning under Prime Minister Manuel Valls.[2] He is also a professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Prior to this appointment, he was Director of Bruegel, the Brussels-based economic think tank. He was also a professor of economics with Université Paris-Dauphine.[3]

Since 2010, he has written monthly columns for international media organization Project Syndicate.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in 1951, Pisani-Ferry was initially trained as an engineer and also holds a Master in mathematics. He holds an advanced degree in economics from the Centre d'études des programmes économiques (CEPE, Paris) and a Master's Degree in Engineering from CentraleSupélec.


After having held positions in research and government in France, Pisani-Ferry joined the European Commission in 1989 as economic adviser to the Director-General of DG ECFIN. 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.

From December 2011 until May 2012, Pisany-Ferry served as member of the Jacques Delors Institute’s Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa group, a high-level expert group to reflect on the reform of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union.[5]

Pisani-Ferry has held teaching positions with various universities including Ecole polytechnique in Paris and Université libre de Bruxelles. In 2006–2007, he was president of the French economic association. Pisani-Ferry has a regular column in Le Monde and Handelsblatt.

Other activities[edit]


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  4. ^ "Jean Pisani-Ferry - Project Syndicate". Project Syndicate. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  5. ^ Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Group Jacques Delors Institute.

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