Shahin Vallée is a French citizen. In June 2012 he was appointed Economic Advisor to the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy where he worked in particular on questions pertaining to the architecture of the euro area and the consequences of the economic and financial crisis. He has subsequently been the Economic Advisor to the French Economy Minister from September 2014 to May 2015 when he joined Soros Fund Management as a Senior Economist.
His research interests revolve around international macroeconomics, but he is also particularly interested in research areas at the intersection of financial markets and public policy. At Bruegel he is working in particular on the international monetary system, European economic governance and monetary and macroprudential policy.
Prior to his time as a policymaker, Shahin worked for BNP Paribas in London where he had several successive roles within the research department. Between January and June 2012 Shahin served as a pro bono advisor to the Green Party's presidential campaign in France on European and economic issues.
Shahin holds a Master's from Columbia University in New York, and a Public Affairs Degree from Sciences Po in Paris, as well as an undergraduate economics degree from La Sorbonne. He is currently working on a PhD at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is fluent in French and English and can speak and read Portuguese.