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Philippe MARTIN and Jean PISANI-FERRY sign a tribune appearing in Le Monde and FAZ September 27th editions on Eurozone reforms

Philippe MARTIN, Professor of Economics at the Department since 2009 and former Chair from 2009 to 2013, has signed an important tribune along with 14 other French and German economists in two major national newspapers. Jean Pisani Ferry also professor of Economics at Sciences Po and the Hertie School of Governance has co-signed the tribune.

They are calling for an enduring reinforcement of the European construction:

« The Euro zone seems to be coming out of the tunnel at long last. The recovery has fully taken hold. Very important institutional reforms have been implemented, notably with respect to the banking union. Several countries have committed themselves to important reforms.

"As French and German economists, committed to Europe and the friendship that unites our two countries, we are nevertheless concerned: without consequential reforms, the Euro zone remains fragile. If nothing is undertaken to bolster it, another major crisis is to be feared. », journal Le Monde

Read the full tribune in:
Le Monde: « La France et l’Allemagne doivent viser davantage qu’un mini-compromis » (link to article, PDF in French)
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: « Deutschland sollte mehr Risikoteilung akzeptieren » (link to article, in German)

Philippe MARTIN is also a CEPR Research Fellow. He was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers (CAE), advisory body to the French Prime Minister from 2012 to 2015. He became the Economic Advisor of Emmanuel MACRON while the latter was Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs.

His fields of research are international macroeconomics and finance, economic geography, military conflicts.

His currently concentrating his research on 1) the analysis of the impact of macroeconomic and tariff shocks on exports using firm level data, 2) the impact of quality on the price elasticity of export demand, 3) on the macroeconomic analysis of the euro crisis.

More about Philippe MARTIN and his research

Jean Pisani Ferry is Senior Professor of Economics and Public Management at the Hertie School of Governance and professor of economics at Sciences Po, and has served as Commissioner-General for Policy Planning since 2013, reporting to the French Prime Minister. Pisani-Ferry helped found the Brussels-based economic think tank Bruegel in 2005 and served as its director. He was previously Executive President of the French Prime Minister’s Council of Economic Analysis (2001-2002), Senior Economic Adviser to the French Minister of Finance (1997-2000), Director of the French international economics institute CEPII (1992-1997), and Economic Adviser to the European Commission (1989-92). Pisani-Ferry has taught at Université Paris-Dauphine, Ecole Polytechnique and the Université libre de Bruxelles is currently working in the Investment Plan for the French government.