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Benoît Coeuré

Member of the Executive Board of European Central Bank

Benoît Cœuré is a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank and the Chairman of the Bank for International Settlements’ Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures. Prior to joining the ECB, he served in various policy positions at the French Treasury. He was the CEO of the French debt management office, Agence France Trésor, then France’s Assistant Secretary for Multilateral Affairs, Trade and Development, co-president of the Paris Club and G8 and G20 finance sous-sherpa for France, and finally Deputy-Director General and Chief Economist of the French Treasury.

Mr Cœuré is a graduate of École polytechnique in Paris. He holds an advanced degree in statistics and economic policy and a B.A. in Japanese. He has taught international economics and economic policy at École polytechnique and at Sciences Po in Paris, and authored articles and books on economic policy, the international monetary system and the economics of European integration, including most recently: "Economic Policy: Theory and Practice" (Oxford University Press, 2010).

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Central bank communication in a low interest rate environment

At this event, we are pleased to welcome Mr. Benoît Coeuré, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank at Bruegel.

Speakers: Benoît Coeuré and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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The three dimensions of the euro area crisis

Speech by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, Asia-Europe Economic Forum conference on European troubles, Asian worries, Brussels, 21 January 2013.

By: Benoît Coeuré Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: January 22, 2013
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Working Paper

The Crisis: Policy Lessons and Policy Challenges

The Crisis: Policy Lessons and Policy Challenges

Bruegel Director Jean Pisani-Ferry, with Agnès Bénassy-Quéré (CEPII, University Paris-Ouest and Ecole Polytechnique, Paris), Benoît Coeuré (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris) and Pierre Jacquet (ENPC, Paris, and Agence Française de Développement) provide an in-depth analysis of the financial crisis. The authors review the main causes of the crisis, pointing to three different, non-mutually exclusive lines of explanation: […]

By: Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Benoît Coeuré, Pierre Jacquet and Jean Pisani-Ferry Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: December 2, 2009