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Jacques Mistral

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development

Jacques Mistral is a nonresident senior fellow in Global Economy and Development and head of economic studies at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI).

Jacques Mistral is a Professor of economics with an extended government and business experience. He is presently head of economic research at IFRI (Institut Français des Relations Internationales, Paris), the Pierre Keller visiting professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution (Washington DC).

Dr. Mistral previously served as the Minister - Financial Counsellor to the Embassy of France in the United States of America from August 27, 2001 to August 31st, 2006. While in this position, he has been invited as a senior fellow by the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, for the academic year 2005-06. Prior to his Washington assignment, he was Special Advisor to then-Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry Laurent Fabius.

From 1992 to 2000, Dr. Mistral held various executive positions in the AXA Group, successively: CEO Axa Marine and Aviation; EVP Asian Operations; EVP Human Resources; EVP Finance. During this period, he served as a member of the board of various Axa Companies (Paris, Melbourne, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong). From 1988 to 1991, Dr. Mistral served as Economic Advisor to then-Prime Minister Michel Rocard.

Jacques Mistral was born on September 22nd, 1947, in the city of Toulouse, in south-western France. He received his education at France's Ecole Polytechnique, and he holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Paris I (1977). Dr. Mistral has had a long teaching career, as a Professor of Economics at the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE) from 1974 to 1992, at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (1982-1996) and at the Ecole Polytechnique (1984-1994). He is the author of many articles in the fields of macroeconomics, economic policies, and international economy. He serves as a member of the board of CEPII (leading Research Centre in International Economics) and is an elected member of "Le Cercle des Economistes" and "Le Siècle". His latest book, "La troisième révolution américaine" (The Third American Revolution) has been awarded the 2008 prize of "the best economic book ", the 2008 prize of the preferred book of business schools' students and the 2009 prize offered by the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. Most recently (2011), he has written for the French Council of Economic Analysis two reports on “The Economic Consequences of Emerging China” and on “The Reform of the International Monetary System”.

Jacques Mistral is a nonresident senior fellow in Global Economy and Development and head of economic studies at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI).

Jacques Mistral is a Professor of economics with an extended government and business experience. He is presently head of economic research at IFRI (Institut Français des Relations Internationales, Paris), the Pierre Keller visiting professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution (Washington DC).

Dr. Mistral previously served as the Minister – Financial Counsellor to the Embassy of France in the United States of America from August 27, 2001 to August 31st, 2006. While in this position, he has been invited as a senior fellow by the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, for the academic year 2005-06. Prior to his Washington assignment, he was Special Advisor to then-Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry Laurent Fabius.

From 1992 to 2000, Dr. Mistral held various executive positions in the AXA Group, successively: CEO Axa Marine and Aviation; EVP Asian Operations; EVP Human Resources; EVP Finance. During this period, he served as a member of the board of various Axa Companies (Paris, Melbourne, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong). From 1988 to 1991, Dr. Mistral served as Economic Advisor to then-Prime Minister Michel Rocard.

Jacques Mistral was born on September 22nd, 1947, in the city of Toulouse, in south-western France. He received his education at France’s Ecole Polytechnique, and he holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Paris I (1977). Dr. Mistral has had a long teaching career, as a Professor of Economics at the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE) from 1974 to 1992, at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (1982-1996) and at the Ecole Polytechnique (1984-1994). He is the author of many articles in the fields of macroeconomics, economic policies, and international economy. He serves as a member of the board of CEPII (leading Research Centre in International Economics) and is an elected member of “Le Cercle des Economistes” and “Le Siècle”. His latest book, “La troisième révolution américaine” (The Third American Revolution) has been awarded the 2008 prize of “the best economic book “, the 2008 prize of the preferred book of business schools’ students and the 2009 prize offered by the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. Most recently (2011), he has written for the French Council of Economic Analysis two reports on “The Economic Consequences of Emerging China” and on “The Reform of the International Monetary System”.

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