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Claire WAYSAND

Current position 

Inspector General of Finance

Administrator of Radio France

Administrator of Consortium de réalisation (CDR)

Former positions 

Chief of staff for Minister of finance and public accounts Michel Sapin.

2013-2014: Deputy Chief of staff for Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

2012–2013: French Directorate of the Treasury :
Deputy Director General and Chief Economist,
Member of OECD Working Party for the Promotion of Better International Payments Equilibrium (WP3) and member of the Bellagio Group,
Member of the national Council for Employment and member of the national Council for pension reforms

2009–2012: International Monetary Fund (IMF):
Assistant Director, Strategy and Policy Review Department (2011-2012); Assistant Director, European Department (2009-2011)

1997-2009: French Directorate of the Treasury:
Assistant Secretary for Macroeconomic policy and European affairs (2007-2009);
Deputy Assistant Secretary, European affairs (2003-2007);
Head, Foreign exchange markets and Economic policies division (2001-2003);
Head, Emerging, developing and transition countries division (1999-2001);
Deputy Head, Foreign exchange markets and Economic policies division (1997-1999)

1993-1997: French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE):
Head of Industrial sector surveys, Business surveys division (1995-1997);
Researcher, Center for Research in Economics and STatistics (CREST) (1993-1995)

Committee and Board Membership 

Economic and financial Committee (EFC) of the European Union: French representative (2005-2009); alternate member (2003-2005)

European Investment Bank (EIB): Director (2005-2009), alternate director (2004-2005)

EFC sub-committee on IMF related issues (SCIMF) (2003-2004)

Head of the French National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD, responsible for encouraging the observance of the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises (2003-2004)

Education 

PhD in Economics: “Labor reallocation across sectors during the transition in Russia,” University of Paris X, supervised by Michel Aglietta, September 1996

Master of science in economics, London school of economics (LSE), Ely Devons Prize, 1993

Ecole nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique (ENSAE), French National School of Statistics and Economic Administration (1991-1993)

Ecole Polytechnique (1988-1991), France

Main publications 

« European Financial Linkages : A New Look at Imbalances », Waysand, Claire, John C. De Guzman, Kevin Ross, International Monetary Fund Working Paper, 2010

« Les rouages de la gouvernance économiques de la zone euro », Waysand, Claire, Notes bleues de Bercy, November 2008.

« Mieux prévoir les variations de stocks avec les enquêtes de conjoncture », Eyssartier, Hélène and Claire Waysand, Economie et Statistique, n°307, 1997

« Les degrés d’utilisation des équipements industriels : évolutions cycliques et stabilité sur longue période », with Gilbert Cette, INSEE première, n°470, 1996

« The role of government aid to firms during the transition to a market economy : Russia 1992-1994 », with Jacques Mélitz, Journal of Policy Reform, vol.1, n°3, 1996

Areas of expertise

Economic policies, European issues, government.