Current situation

I am the deputy head of the Companies Observatory at the Banque de France. My major fields of interest are firm dynamics, monetary economics, macroeconomics, applied econometrics and computational economics. You can download a detailed version of my résumé here.


2011 Ph.D, Paris School of Economics & University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.
2004 Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA, graduate degree) in Economic Analysis and Modelling (with honors), Ecole Centrale Paris & University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.
2001 Ecole Centrale Paris des Arts et Manufactures, Major in Economics (with honors).
2001 - 2002 French Master's Degree (DPECF & DECF) in management control, accountancy and financial management.

Work experience

2012 - pres.  Deputy Head, Companies Observatory, Banque de France.
2011 - 2012 Research Economist, Monetary Policy Research Division, Banque de France.
2010 - 2011 Senior Economist, Studies on Structural Policies, Banque de France. 
2007 - 2010 On leave, Paris School of Economics. 
2004 - 2007 Economist, Macroeconomic Studies and Forecasting Dept., Banque de France.
2003 Financial Analyst, Financial Directorate, Gaz de France.
2001 - 2003 Financial Analyst, M&A Due Diligence, Ernst & Young, France.

Teaching experience

2012-pres. Assistant Professor, Modern Macroeconomic Modelling, Ecole Centrale Paris, France
2009 - 2012 Lecturer, Applied Macro Modelling in Economics 2, Ecole Centrale Paris, France.
2008 - 2012 Teaching Assistant, Economics 1 & 2, Ecole Centrale Paris.
2010 Teaching Assistant, Business Cycles, Master EPP, Ecole Polytechnique, France.
2009 Teaching Assistant, Numerical Methods in Macroeconomics (PhD level), Sciences-Po Paris, France.
2005 - 2006 Teaching Assistant, Economic Growth Theory, University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, France.
2001 Teaching Assistant, Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique Féminine, Sceaux, France.


Banque de France Full three-year scholarship: 2007−10.

Academic publications

  1. "Competition, R&D, and the Cost of Innovation" with P. Askenazy and D. Irac, forthcoming in Oxford Economic Papers. Available in PSE Working Paper no 32, 2008 and from Banque de France, Working Paper no 197, 2008.
  2. "Potential Growth in Several Industrial Economies: a Comparison" with A. Saint-Guilhem, Empirical Economics, 39(1), pp. 139-165, 2010. Also available in working paper version from PSE or ECB (longer version).
  3. "Issues on Potential Growth Measurement and Comparison: How Structural Is the Production Function Approach?" with A. Saint-Guilhem, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, July/August 2009, 91(4), pp. 221-40. Technical appendix and dynare codes available Here.
  4. "Variantes en Univers Incertain" with S. Adjemian, A.Devulder, and N. Maggiar, Economie et Prévision, 2008, no 183-184, pp. 223-238, 2008. Also available in working paper version from Banque de France.
  5. "Is the Inflation-Output Nexus Asymmetric in the Euro Area? Some evidence for France, Germany and Italy" with M. Baghli and H. Fraisse, Economics Letters,94(1), pp. 1-6, 2007. Also available in working paper version from Banque de France.

Other publications

  1. "Innovation, productivité et croissance" with J. Montornes, Bulletin de la Banque de France, no 166, 2007.
  2. "The determinants of innovation levels in SMEs" with P. Askenazy and D. Irac, excerpts from the september 2007 issue, Bulletin de la Banque de France, 2007.
  3. "Croissance potentielle : d'où viennent les écarts entre quelques grandes économies développées" with A. Saint-Guilhem, Bulletin de la Banque de France, no 155, 2006.

Contributions to book & report

  1. Complement to the CAE's report on "Les leviers de la croissance française", P. Aghion, G. Cette, E. Cohen, and J. Pisani-Ferry, CAE report no 72, pp. 113-126, December 2007.
  2. "Estimating Potential Output with a Production Function for France, Germany and Italy" with M. Baghli and J.-P. Villetelle, in de Bandt, O., Herrmann, H., Parigi, G. (Eds.), Convergence or Divergence in Europe? Growth and Business Cycles in France, Germany and Italy. Springer Verlag, pp. 159-181, 2006. Also available in working paper version from Banque de France.

Conferences & seminars

2012  ESEM; CEF; AFSE; T2M
2011  CEPREMAP research seminar. 
2010  LAGV; CEF; AFSE. 
2008 Saint-Louis FRB Annual Economic Policy Conference.
2007  Conference on Innovation (CEPR); ESEM; AFSE. 
2006 Conference Perspectives on Potential Output and Productivity Growth (Bank of Canada & Banque de France); BdF research seminar.
2005 Conference on Growth and cyclical asymmetries between France, Germany and Italy (BdF-Buba-Banca d'Italia); AFSE.

Refereeing activity

Annales d'Économie et de Statistiques, Economica, European Central Bank, Journal of Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Oxford Economic Papers.