Pierre Jacquet

Occupation: President of the Global Development Network (GDN)

Short Bio:

Professor Pierre Jacquet assumed charge as the fourth President of the Global Development Network (GDN) on 16 July, 2012. Well-known as the Chief Economist of the French Development Agency (AFD) since 2002, Professor Jacquet also served as the Executive Director in charge of strategy from 2002 to 2010, at a time when AFD went through profound change and significantly increased both the volume of its operations and its presence in the French and international debates on development.  Preceding AFD, he was Deputy Director of the French Institute on International Relations (IFRI), where he was responsible for the economic program and was Chief Editor of IFRI's quarterly review Politique Etrangère. 

Professor Jacquet was until July, 2012 President of the Department of Economic and Social Sciences and Professor of International Economics at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, a French graduate engineering school.  He is a member of the Cercle des Economistes, a think tank in France comprising 30 French economists that maintains a systematic presence in the public debate through daily interventions in the media. He is, furthermore, a member of the Economic Council for Sustainable Development, an advisory council within the French Ministry for Environment.  Beyond his main activities, he received a mission from the President of the French Republic to make proposals for the G20 to help developing countries better respond to food price volatility, which he conducted from February to October, 2011. 

A Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur distinction holder, Professor Jacquet has over 80 publications and more than 200 press columns to his credit that focus on international economy, trade, economic policy, development and the governance of globalization. He writes a monthly column for the Le Monde de l’Economie and has co-authored the textbook Economic Policy: Theory and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2010).