Chair Holder

Jean Pisani-Ferry

Jean Pisani-Ferry holds the Tommaso Padoa Schioppa chair of the European University Institute in Florence. He is a Senior Fellow at Bruegel, the European think tank, and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute (Washington DC). He is a professor of economics with Sciences Po (Paris). He sits on the supervisory board of the French Caisse des Dépôts.

In the first half of 2017, Pisani-Ferry contributed to Emmanuel Macron’s presidential bid as the Director of programme and ideas of his campaign. Beforehand, he served from 2013 to end-2016 as Commissioner-General of France Stratégie, the ideas lab of the French government.

Prior to this appointment, he was from 2005 to 2013 the Founding Director of Bruegel, the Brussels-based economic think tank that he had contributed to create. Before creating Bruegel, he was Executive President of the French PM’s Council of Economic Analysis (2001-2002), Senior Economic Adviser to the French Minister of Finance (1997-2000), and Director of CEPII, the French institute for international economics (1992-1997).

Pisani-Ferry has taught at University Paris-Dauphine, École Polytechnique, École Centrale and the Free University of Brussels.

Pisani-Ferry’s publications include numerous books and articles on economic policy and European policy issues. He has also been an active contributor to public debates with regular columns in the international media.

Previous Chair Holder

Richard Portes, inaugural holder of the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair at the EUI until September 2017, is Professor of Economics at London Business School, Founder and President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Co-Chairman of the Board of Economic Policy.

He is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the British Academy. He is a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee to the European Systemic Risk Board, of the Steering Committee of the Euro50 Group, and of the Bellagio Group on the International Economy.

His current research interests include international macroeconomics, international finance, European bond markets and European integration. He holds three honorary doctorates.


Administrative assistant 
Naïs Ralaison
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Jan Trevisan
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Project manager 
Donato di Bartolomeo
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Research associate
Adrien Bradley
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