Project Description

Professor Emeritus at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo), Paris and Professor at the LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Jean-Paul Fitoussi is also a member of the Center for Capitalism and Society at Columbia University.

  • Since 2013 he is Co-Chairman of the HLEG (group of high-level experts at the OECD) on the “measurement of Economic Performances and Social Progress”.
  • From 1995 to September 2014 he was a member of the Commission économique de la Nation.
  • From 1990 to 1993, he contributed to the creation and the development of the EBRD.
  • From 1997 to 2012 he was a member of the French Prime Minister’s Economic Analysis Committee. From 1990 to 2010 he was President of the OFCE.
  • From 2004 to 2017 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Telecom Italia, from 2010 to 2016 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Intesa SanPaolo and from 2013 to 2014 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Pirelli SpA. From 2016 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Banca Sella Holding.

He has published numerous articles in international scientific journals on topics such as: inflation and unemployment, macroeconomic theory of the open economy, macroeconomic theories, politics and European integration. He has also published numerous monographs and essays on the same themes. Among his latest books are:
Mismeasuring our lives, with Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, the New Press, 2010; After the Crisis, the Way Ahead, with Edmund S. Phelps, Christopher Pissarides et al., Luiss University Press, 2010; Report on the State of the European Union, with Jacques Le Cacheux, Palgrave, 2010, Le théorème du lampire, Les liens qui Libèrent, 2013 (published by Einaudi). Measuring What Counts with Josph Stiglitz and Martine Durand, The New Press and OCCSE, 2019; The neo-language of the economy, or how to make a patient believe that he is in good health, Einaudi October 2019;
Professor Fitoussi has regularly collaborated with French and foreign newspapers and is a columnist for La Repubblica, Le Monde and Project syndicate.
From 2000 to 2009 he was a consultant to the European parliament, Economic and monetary affairs commission. He was also a member of the United Nations Commission for the Reform of the International Financial and Monetary System and coordinator of the Commission for the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Development (2007-2009).
Professor Fitoussi was awarded the Prize of the Association Française de Sciences Economiques and the Rossi Prize of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques for his PhD. In 2013 he received the Book of the Year award from the Association française de sciences économiques. for Le theoreme du lampire. In 2016, together with Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, he received the gold medal of the Society for Progress for their work on well-being and sustainability. He also received the Pico della Mirandola award for his work in 2017.
He received honors including the appointment as honorary Dean of the Faculty of Economics in Strasbourg, the honorary degree from the universities of Buenos Aires and Tres de Febrero, the title of Honorary Professor from the University of Trento. He is Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite and Officier de la legion d’honneur of his nation, Grand Officier de l’ordre de l’Infant Henri in Portugal and Grand Officer of Merit of the Italian Republic.