Xavier Ragot

President of the Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (OFCE)

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 Mérite.

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Publications of Xavier Ragot

Inflation is back: a challenge for public policy


What Else Can the European Central Bank Do?


Reforming the European Fiscal Framework


An Economic Strategy Against the Crisis



Simulation of a fiscal public expenditure rule dependent on the level of the debt


European Fiscal Rules Require a Major Overhaul


A Strategy for Public Spending


Ultra-Low Interest Rates: Symptom and Opportunity



Which Fiscal Union for the Euro Area ?


A Policy Mix for the Euro Area