Laurence BOONE

Present positions

  • Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of Europe
  • Associate Professor at Sciences Po

Positions held:

  • Deputy Secretary-General at OECD
  • Chief economist at OECD and Head of the Economics Department
  • Member of the Strategic committee of Agence France Trésor, the French National Debt Office.
  • Chief economist at AXA group – Director of Research at AXA-IM – Management Board Member at AXA-IM
  • Global Head of Multi Asset Client Solutions &Trading and Securities Finance, AXA Investment Manager
  • Sherpa and Special Advisor for Multilateral and European Economic & Financial Affairs to the President of the French Republic
  • Adviser in the Private Office of the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, Head Economic and Financial affairs division.
  • Managing Director and Head of developed Europe Economics for BoFA Merrill Lynch Global Research
  • Independent director of Board of Kering
  • Corresponding member of the French Prime Minister Council of Economic Advisers and of the Commission of national Accounts
  • Associate Professor at Sciences Po
  • Chief Economist France at Barclays Capital
  • Senior Economist at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Research fellow for the Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII)
  • Professor at the Ecole PolytechniqueProfessor at ENSAE and at the Ecole Normale supérieure de Cachan


  • PhD in Applied Econometrics from the London Business School
  • Master’s degree in Economics and a D.E.A in Modeling and Quantitative Analysis from the University of Paris X – Nanterre
  • Master in Econometrics and Macro Econometric Forecasting from Reading University

Main publications

  • «Coordination of European economic policies in the face of the crisis», Revue Economique et Financière, dans Revue d’Economie Financière, N°103, 3-2011
  • «The European financial crisis: causes, implications and policy directions», Journal of Asian Economic Policy, August 2009
  • «Flat tax experiences », in. Les instruments fiscaux en débat  Cahiers Français Chapitre du N° 343 des Cahiers Français, April 2008
  • «Wealth effects on money demand in the euro area», with P. van den Noord , Empirical Economics, March 2007
  • «An assessment of the stabilizing role of replacement incomes in France », with C. Gilles Document de Travail et Dossiers Solidarité et Santé, Oct-Dec 2006
  • « Exchange rate regime and supply shocks asymmetry: the case of the accession countries», with J. Babetski et M. Maurel, Journal for Comparative Economics, vol.32, issue 2, 2004
  • «Wealth effect on money demand in EMU: econometric evidence », with F. Mikol et P. van den Noord, OECD working paper, No. 411, 2004
  • “Interest Rates”, with A. Benassy-Quéré and V. Coudert, La Découverte, Collection Repères, 200
  • “How Well Do Alternative Time-Varying Parameter Models of the NAIRU Forecast Unemployment and Inflation in the OECD Countries ?”, with M. Juillard, D. Lacton and P. N’Diaye, IMF working paper, 2003
  • “The Stock Market, the Housing Market and Consumption Behaviour”, with N. Girouard, OECD Economic Studies35, 2002/2.

Economic field of expertise:

Macro-economy; European policies ; public finances