Academics with a conviction: the importance of an open and accessible debate

Who we are

The Cercle des économistes is a think tank founded in 1992 on the initiative of Jean-Hervé Lorenzi which brings together thirty economists with both academic responsabilities. The Cercle aims at creating an economic debate open to all.  Its members are renowed experts with varied fields of interest and disctinct approaches, allowing the Cercle to cover most of the major topics in Economics and ensuring the depth and breadth of the debate. Several annual events are organised by the association including Les Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence.


Marie CastaingChairman of the Supervisory Board
Jean-Hervé LorenziChairman of the Executive Board


Guillemette de LuzeGeneral Secretary
Laetitia DeloinAdministrative and Accounting Manager
Line LamarExecutive Assistant

Editorial & Content

Marion JoubertEditorial & Content Director
Elliot de FaramondHead of Programme - Speakers
Clément LebourgHead of Programme - Speakers
Lise FrischeHead of Programme - Coordination
Alban SchneyderHead of Brand & Digital
Kathleen AndréHead of Media Relations

Partnerships & La Parole aux 18-28

Helen VerryserPartnerships & Development Director
Léa Le Van BereniHead of "La Parole aux 18-28"


Laure CoumesHead of Events
Alexandra le Tourneur d'IsonEvent Manager

Le Cercle des économistes, a simplified joint stock company, is wholly owned by the Association pour les Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence, chaired by Jean-Hervé Lorenzi. The members of this association include all the members of the Cercle des économistes, Mrs Marie Castaing, Mr Philippe Tillous-Borde, Mr Eric Le Boucher, Mr Robert Zarader and Maître Georges Terrier, as well as representatives of the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Aix-en-Provence Town Hall, Aix-Marseille University and the AFSE.


Executive Board

Jean-Hervé LorenziPresident
Anne VernoisExecutive Director
Guillemette de LuszeGeneral Secretary

Supervisory Board

Marie CastaingPresident
Christian de BoissieuVice-President
Patrick ArtusMember
Yann AlganMember
Patricia BarbizetMember
Françoise BenhamouMember
Laurence BooneMember
Pierre-André de ChalendarMember
Bertrand JacquillatVice-President
Isabelle KocherMember
Eric LombardMember
Olivier PastréMember
Augustin de RomanetMember
Georges TerrierMember