Lionel Fontagné

Member of the Cercle des économistes, Adviser to the Economics and International Cooperation Directorate of the Banque de France


Lionel Fontagné is an Advisor to the Department of International Economy and Cooperation of the Banque de France, on secondment from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Paris School of Economics, Scientific Advisor to CEPII and Research Fellow of CESifo. He previously directed the CEPII, then the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, and was a member of the Council of Economic Analysis. He has also been a consultant to the Banque de France and the International Trade Centre.

He has also been a consultant to the Banque de France, the International Trade Centre, the OECD Development Centre, the OECD Directorate for Industry, Science and Technology, the World Bank and the French and Luxembourg Ministries of Finance.

He is the author of numerous studies on international trade issues, trade policy, and trade and environment, and in 1999 he received the Open Economies Review Award for Best Paper for his contribution to the debate on optimal currency areas. In 2008, he received an Emerald Management Reviews citation of excellence for his contribution to understanding the impact of competition in emerging countries. In 2007 and again in 2018, he was awarded the distinction of Research Fellow by the Global Trade Analysis Project. In 2023, he was inducted into the GTAP Research Fellow Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to trade policy analysis

Area of Expertise

  • Environment and climate
  • Sanitary and phytosanitary measures (rules, certifications, standardization,…)
  • International Trade, Trade Policy
  • European Integration
  • Foreign Direct Investment