Scholars

Jean Pisani-Ferry

Mercator Senior Fellow at Bruegel

Expertise: macroeconomics, European governance, International economics Twitter: @pisaniferry

Jean Pisani-Ferry is a professor at Sciences Po Paris and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. He was the Director for Programme and Ideas of Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign.

Pisani-Ferry served from 2013 to 2017 as Commissioner-General of France Stratégie, the ideas lab of the French government. Prior to this appointment, he was from 2005 to 2013 the Director of Bruegel, that he had contributed to create. Before creating Bruegel, he was Executive President of the French PM’s Council of Economic Analysis (2001-2002), Senior Economic Adviser to the French Minister of Finance (1997-2000), Director of CEPII, the French institute for international economics (1992-1997), and Economic Adviser with the European Commission (1989-92).

Pisani-Ferry’s publications include numerous books and articles on economic policy and European policy issues. He has also been an active contributor to public debates with regular columns in the international media.

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Opinion

The International Economic Consequences of Mr. Trump

What has fundamentally changed with the Trump administration is not that it behaves more selfishly than its predecessors, but that it seems unconvinced that the global system serves US strategic interests. For the rest of the world, the key question is whether the global system is resilient enough to survive its creator’s withdrawal.

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: January 31, 2018
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External Publication

Reconciling risk sharing with market discipline: A constructive approach to euro area reform

This publication, written by a group of independent French and German economists, proposes six reforms which, if delivered as a package, would improve the Eurozone’s financial stability, political cohesion, and potential for delivering prosperity to its citizens, all while addressing the priorities and concerns of participating countries.

By: Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Markus K. Brunnermeier, Henrik Enderlein, Emmanuel Farhi, Marcel Fratzscher, Clemens Fuest, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Philippe Martin, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Hélène Rey, Isabel Schnabel, Nicolas Véron, Beatrice Weder di Mauro and Jeromin Zettelmeyer Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: January 17, 2018
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Opinion

A resilient Euro needs Franco-German compromise

In a piece signed by 15 leading French and German economists, Nicolas Véron lays out a path to a more sustainable Euro. Germany will need to accept some form of risk sharing. France will need to allow more market discipline. But the two countries can find a common vision for reforms

By: Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Markus K. Brunnermeier, Lars Feld, Philippe Martin, Hélène Rey, Isabel Schnabel, Nicolas Véron, Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Henrik Enderlein, Emmanuel Farhi, Clemens Fuest, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Jean Pisani-Ferry and Marcel Fratzscher Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: September 27, 2017
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External Publication

Europe after Brexit: A proposal for a continental partnership

This paper leaves aside the issue of EU reform and focuses on the desirable EU-UK relationship after Brexit. The authors argue that none of the existing models of partnership with the EU would be suitable for the UK. They propose a new form of collaboration, a continental partnership, which is considerably less deep than EU membership but rather closer than a simple free-trade agreement

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry, Norbert Röttgen, André Sapir, Paul Tucker and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: August 29, 2016
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Blog Post

Bruegel: an unlikely start-up

Bruegel was born out of an unusual openness to new ideas and an extraordinary coincidence of minds in the French and German Treasuries. The story of its birth is worth telling.

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry Date: September 9, 2015
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Bruegel year in review - 2013

Bruegel Director Guntram Wolff looks back at 2013 to summarize the think-tank’s contributions to the main policy debates of the year.

By: André Sapir, Guntram B. Wolff, Georg Zachmann, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Karen E. Wilson, Mario Mariniello, Reinhilde Veugelers, Suparna Karmakar and Zsolt Darvas Topic: Energy & Climate, European Macroeconomics & Governance, Finance & Financial Regulation, Global Economics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 20, 2013
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Blueprint

European Parliament

EU-IMF assistance to euro area countries: an early assessment

This study provides an early evaluation of the assistance programmes implemented by the Troika in Greece, Ireland and Portugal. The study assesses the economic impact of the programmes and the consequences of their particular institutional set-up.

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry, André Sapir and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, European Parliament, Global Economics & Governance Date: June 16, 2013
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Opinion

Europe’s Troika should grow up

In early 2010, a group of men (and a few women) in dark suits landed in Athens. They belonged to a global institution, the International Monetary Fund, and to a pair of regional ones, the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: June 6, 2013
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External Publication

Deleveraging and global growth

Paper based on the Asia Europe Economic Forum conference of 21-22 January 2013.

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry, Sébastien Jean, Helmut Hauschild, Masahiro Kawai, He Fan and Yung Chul Park Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: April 24, 2013
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