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Laurence Boone

Chief Economist, OECD

Ms. Boone began her career at Merrill Lynch Asset Management.  She was a researcher at France’s economic research institute, CEPII, and served as an OECD economist from 1998-2004. Other posts have included Chief Economist at Barclays Capital France and Managing Director of European Economic research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Between 2014 and 2016, Ms. Boone was Special Advisor for Multilateral and European Economic & Financial Affairs and G20 Sherpa to the Presidency of the French Republic, in charge of managing the G20 negotiations on behalf of the President and of managing the relationships with the EU institutions, IMF and member states. Ms. Boone, a French national, has a PhD in Applied Economics from the London Business School (UK); a Master's Degree in Econometrics & Macroeconomic Modelling from Reading University (UK); a Master's Degree in Economics from Université Paris X Nanterre (FRA) and a postgraduate diploma (DEA) in Modelling and Quantitative Analysis from University Paris X Nanterre (FRA).

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Bruegel Annual Meetings 2019

Bruegel's 2019 Annual Meetings will be held on 4-5 September and feature the launch of Bruegel's Memos to the New European Commission.

Speakers: Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Laurence Boone, Claire Bury, Vítor Constâncio, Zsolt Darvas, Maria Demertzis, Ottmar Edenhofer, Baroness Kishwer Falkner of Margravine, Alicia García-Herrero, Danuta Hübner, Mikaela Gavas, José Manuel González-Páramo, Mathew Heim, Yi Huang, Korbinian Ibel, Pascal Lamy, Päivi Leino-Sandberg, Ann Mettler, Ashoka Mody, Mateusz Morawiecki, Mark Leonard, Stefano Manservisi, Erik F. Nielsen, Florence Parly, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Lapo Pistelli, Lucrezia Reichlin, Joakim Reiter, André Sapir, Olaf Scholz, Harriet Sena Siaw-Boateng, Philipp Steinberg, Alexander Stubb, Ezequiel Szafir, Laura Tyson, Nicolas Véron, Reinhilde Veugelers, Sabine Weyand, Thomas Wieser, Guntram B. Wolff and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate, European Macroeconomics & Governance, Finance & Financial Regulation, Global Economics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Palais des Academies, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels
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Finances publiques: Le vrai débat

Depuis trente ans, la France n’a pas su gérer ses finances publiques. Le ratio de dette n’a presque jamais cessé d’augmenter, la politique budgétaire a souvent été à contretemps de la stabilisation conjoncturelle et le pays a gaspillé sa crédibilité vis-à-vis de ses partenaires à force d’engagements non tenus. L’échéance cependant est venue et la […]

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry and Laurence Boone Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: May 3, 2011
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French public finances: Time for change

For the past thirty years, France has consistently failed to manage its public finances. The debt-to-GDP ratio has inched upwards year after year, budgetary policies have been unfailingly pro-cyclical, and the country has squandered most of its credibility with EU partners because of repeatedly unkept promises. The time, however, has now come and budgetary issues […]

By: Jean Pisani-Ferry and Laurence Boone Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: May 3, 2011