Xavier Ragot, CNRS Director and Professor at Sciences Po Paris s is currently President of OFCE (Research
Centre of Sciences Po), an independant institute dedicated to economic research and forecasting. His
research focuses on monetary and financial macroeconomic issues, European issues and heterogeneous
agents. He has published in French and international economic journal, his last book Civiliser le capitalisme
was published by Fayard in 2019.
He has also been chief economist at the Agency for Industrial Innovation from 2007 to 2008, senior
economist at the Banque de France from 2008 to 2011, and economic adviser of Ministry of Economics
from 2012 to 2013. He is member of the French Council of Economic Analysis of the Prime Minister since
2014 and member of Franco‐German Council of Economic Experts since 2019. He is also member of various
councils (CNP, COE).
Xavier Ragot was born on 29 April 1973 in Bayonne. He graduated from Polytechnique (1993); he
completed a thesis at EHESS (1996‐1997) and undertook a post‐doc at MIT (2001‐2002).
In 2019, he received from the French Government, the distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre national du