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Jean Paul Fitoussi's Mug ShotCoordinator, Commission Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi on "Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress" (CMEPSP) , Paris, France.
President, Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques, Paris, France
Professor of Economics, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, France.

Main Topics: inflation theories, unemployment, international trade; macroeconomic policies, economic integration and economic transition roles

Professional Profile: Jean Paul Fitoussi is at present coordinator of the "Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress" (CMEPSP) and Professor of Economics at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris where he has taught since 1982. He is currently President of the Scientific Council of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and President of the Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques, an institute dedicated to economic research and forecasting.
He began his academic career as a lecturer and taught at the University of Strasbourg. From 1979 until 1983, he was a professor at the European University Institute in Florence, and a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1984.
Since 1998, Professor Fitoussi has been a member of the board of the Ecole Normale Supérieure. In 1997 he became a member of the Council of Economic Analysis of the Prime Minister while, in 1996, he was appointed member of the Economic Commission of the Nation. He has been General Secretary of the International Economic Association since 1984 and an expert at the European Parliament, Commission of Monetary and Economic Affairs since 2000. From 1990 to 1993, he was Chairman of the Economic Advisory Board of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
His editorial activities are: Managing Editor of the Revue et de la Lettre de l'OFCE, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Revue Française d'Economie, Member of the Editorial Board of Labour and The International Journal of Development Planning Literature, member of the Scientific Committee of the International Labour Review, and of Critique Internationale. Professor Fitoussi has contributed regularly to French and foreign newspapers and is columnist for La Repubblica and Le Monde.
His research has focused on the theories of inflation, unemployment, foreign trade and the role of macro-economic policies. As President of the OFCE, and founder and member of an International Economic Policy Group within this institution (composed by Anthony Atkinson, Olivier Blanchard, John Flemmig, Edmond Malinvaud, Edmund Phelps and Robert Solow), he has made numerous written contributions to the current economic policy debate, notably on issues of European economic integration, and the economics of transition.
Professor Fitoussi was awarded the Prize of the Association Française de Sciences Economiques, and the Rossi Prize of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. He has received distinctions, including Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Economics of Strasbourg, and Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Buenos Aires, and decorations of Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite and Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in his own nation. He has also been appointed Honorary Professor of the Università di Trento.


  • Diplômé de l'Académie Commerciale, Paris, 1962
  • Diplômé d'Études Supérieures de Sciences Economiques, Strasbourg, 1967
  • Diplômé d'Études Comptables Supérieures, Accountancy, Paris, 1968
  • Docteur d'Etat en Sciences Economiques, Université de Strasbourg, 1971



Selected Works:
  • J. P. Fitoussi, La Politique de l'Impuissance, Éditions Arléa, 2005
  • J. P. Fitoussi, La Democratie et le Marché, Grasset, 2004
  • J. P. Fitoussi, The Slump in Europe: Reconstructing Open Macroeconomic Theory, with E. Phelps, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1988
  • J. P. Fitoussi, Modern Macroeconomic Theory, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1983