27 Sep 2010
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has named London Business School’s Professor of Economics, Hélène Rey, as one of the six new members of his Economic Council (Conseil d’Analyse Économique, CAE), a non partisan body, whose role it is to advise the Government on economic matters.
Professor Rey’s appointment comes as France prepares to take the chair of the G-20 countries.
Hélène Rey joined London Business School in 2007 from Princeton University where she was Professor in the Economics Department and the Woodrow Wilson School. She received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2005. She was awarded the 2006 Bernácer Prize (best European economist working in macroeconomics and finance under the age of 40) for her research on the determinants and consequences of external trade and financial imbalances, the theory of financial crisis and the internationalisation of currencies. The prize was given by Jean-Claude Trichet, Governor of the European Central Bank. She is an elected member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society and of the European Economic Association. She is also a member of the Board of the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel, the French regulatory authority for banks and insurance companies.
“My appointment comes at an exciting time, in the lead up to G-20 where international monetary and exchange rate policies will be discussed,” Professor Rey explains. “In my new role I will be advising the French government on the big macroeconomic issues arising at this critical junction in the world economy.”
The Prime Minister’s Economic Analysis Council comprises experienced economists, and young economists whose work has been internationally recognised.
Reporting to the Prime Minister, chaired by Christian de Boissieu, CAE's mission is to highlight different points of view, analyse the choices of the Government in economic matters, and discuss issues that are submitted by the Prime Minister.