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Mission Statement

Fondation Banque de France is Bank of France’s sponsor for research in Money, Finance and Banking. It acts as a catalyst for research, focusing on relevant policy issues and implementing competitive selection processes.

Fondation Banque de France fosters the potential synergy between the academic community and the Bank of France. It encourages interactions, with a view to associating the Bank with the deepening of knowledge and the production of research as a public good.


The Banque de France Foundation for Monetary, Financial and Banking Economic Research was declared of public interest by the Decree of 8 August 1995. To promote research in monetary, financial and banking economics, the Banque de France Foundation:

  • Awards research fellowships through regular tenders
  • Provides financial support to research institutes
  • Awards prize
  • Organises seminars


Founding members


François Villeroy de Galhau, Banque de France, President

Olivier Garnier, Banque de France, Vice-President

Sanvi Avouyi Dovi, Banque de France, Secretary

Roland Ricart, Banque de France, Treasurer


Ex-Officio members


Nathalie Georges, Ministry of Economy and Finance

Philippe Vignes, Ministry of the Interior

Marc Filser, Ministry of Higher Education and Research


Coopted members


Valérie Mignon, Professor, Paris Nanterre University

Patrick Pintus, Deputy Scientific Director, CNRS

Kevin O’Rourke, Professor, Oxford University


Honorary member


Denise Flouzat, former member of the Banque de France Monetary Policy Council



Camille Cornand, Researcher, CNRS

Philippine Cour-Thimann*, European Central Bank 

Anne-Laure Delatte, CNRS, Paris Nanterre University

Carlo Favero*, Professor, Bocconi University, Milan

Patrick Fève, Professor, Toulouse school of Economic

Thierry Foucault*, Professor, HEC

Karine Gente*, Professor, Aix-Marseille University

Jean-Olivier Hairault, Professor, Paris 1 University

Philipp Hartmann, DG Research, European Central Bank

Robert McCauley, Senior Advisor, Bank of International Settlements

Ricardo Reis*, Professor, Colombia University, New York

* also member of the evaluation committee

Updated on: 04/28/2020 10:11