Senior Fellow, Bruegel (Brussels) and Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (Washington DC)
Senior fellow at Bruegel, the Brussels-based international economy think tank, and a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC. His research focuses on financial systems and financial regulation around the globe, including ongoing developments in the European Union. He has been involved in the creation of Bruegel since late 2002 and has worked there full-time since 2005, initially focusing on Bruegel's setup and development and then on policy research since 2006-07. He joined the Peterson Institute in 2009 and currently divides his time every month between Washington DC and Europe.
He has written numerous policy papers on banking supervision and crisis management, accounting standards, credit rating agencies, international financial regulatory institutions, economic nationalism, and sovereign investment, some with co-authors including Morris Goldstein, Thomas Philippon, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Adam Posen, Changyong Rhee, Lars-Hendrik Röller, and André Sapir. His publications also include Smoke & Mirrors, Inc.: Accounting for Capitalism, a book on accounting standards and practices (Cornell University Press, 2006), and several books in French.
Since 2005 he has been writing a monthly column on business and finance that is currently published by Vox-EU (online), The Globe and Mail (Canada), Caixin (China), La Tribune (France), FT Deutschland (Germany), Kathimerini (Greece), Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy), Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (Poland), RBC Daily (Russia), El Economista (Spain), Radikal (Turkey) and other leading national media, as well as by Bloomberg's Financial Regulation newsletter. He has frequently commented on radio and television channels including the BBC, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV.
His prior experience includes working for Saint-Gobain in Berlin and Rothschilds in Paris in the early 1990s; economic aide to the Prefect in Lille (1995-97); corporate adviser to France's Labour Minister (1997-2000); and chief financial officer of publicly-listed MultiMania / Lycos France (2000-2002). From 2002 to 2009 he also operated a small financial consultancy.
Member of the Business and Economic Advisory Group of the Atlantic Council, of the Corporate Disclosure Policy Council of the CFA Institute, and of the Accounting and Auditing Practices Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network.
A French citizen born in 1971, he has a quantitative background as a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique (1992) and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (1995). He speaks fluent English, French, German and Spanish.
Bruegel aims to contribute to the quality of economic policymaking in Europe through open, fact-based and policy-relevant research, analysis and discussion. It started in 2005 with the support of European governments and international corporations. It is chaired by Leszek Balcerowicz and directed by Jean Pisani-Ferry.
The Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. It has been directed by C. Fred Bergsten since its creation in 1981.