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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.

Activities

The mission of the Banque de France Foundation for Monetary, Financial and Banking Economic Research is to foster research through awarding grants, organising conferences and seminars and operating a visiting scholar programme.
 

The Banque de France Foundation was declared of public interest by the Decree of 8 August 1995. It is managed by a board of directors presided over by the Governor of the Banque de France and comprises members of the Banque de France, the public administration and higher education. The foundation is aided by a Scientific Committee made up of internationally renowned academics.
 

Among its principle activities, the Banque de France Foundation:

  • awards grants to foster research in the fields of money, finance and banking via regular requests for proposals,
  • invites researchers to the Foundation as part of the framework of its Visiting Scholars programme,
  • provides financial support to research institutes, either via membership or by financing symposia and seminars,
  • awards an annual monetary thesis and “young researcher” prize,
  • organises an annual conference (“Journées de la Fondation”), as well as regular events.
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BOARD

Founding members

François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France, President

Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn, Director general economics and international relations, Banque de France, vice-President

Hervé Le Bihan, Deputy Director, Directorate Monetary and Financial Studies of the Banque de France, Secretary

Guillaume Horny, Directorate Monetary and Financial Studies of the Banque de France, Treasurer

Ex-Officio members

Constance Valigny, Ministry of Economy and Finance (French Treasury Directorate)

Philippe Poirier, Bureau des associations et fondations, Ministère de l'Intérieur

Marc Filser, Scientific Advisor, Directorate General for Higher Education and Professional Insertion, Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Coopted members

Gabrielle Demange, EHESS and Professor at Paris School of Economics

Hippolyte d’Albis, Deputy Scientific Director, Department of Human and Social Sciences, ICNRS

Richard Portes, Professor, London Business School, President of the Center for Economic Policy Research

Honorary member

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

 

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

Klaus Adam*, Professor, Universität Mannheim

Olympia Bover, Banco de Espana

Camille Cornand, CNRS-GATE

Anne-Laure Delatte, CNRS – EconomiX, OFCE

Carlo Favero*, Professor, Bocconi University, Milan

Patrice Fontaine, Professor, Université de Grenoble II, Director of EUROFIDAI

Thierry Foucault*, Professor, HEC Paris School of Management

Jean-Olivier Hairault, Professor, Université Paris 1 and Paris School of Economics

Philipp Hartmann, Deputy Director General, DG Research, European Central Bank

Augustin Landier*, Professor, Toulouse School of Economics

Robert McCauley, Bank of International Settlements

Franck Portier, Professor, Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ-IDEI)

Ricardo Reis*, Professor, Columbia University

Hélène Rey, Professor, London Business School

Silvana Tenreyro, Professor, London School of Economics

Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Charles Wyplosz, Professor, The Graduate Institute * also members of the evaluation committee

Members

Members

November 2016

Board members

François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France, President

Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn, Director general economics and international relations, Banque de France, vice-President

Hervé Le Bihan, Deputy Director, Directorate Monetary and Financial Studies of the Banque de France, Secretary

Guillaume Horny, Directorate Monetary and Financial Studies of the Banque de France

Ex-Officio members

Constance Valigny, Ministry of Economy and Finance (French Treasury Directorate)

Philippe Poirier, Bureau des associations et fondations, Ministère de l'Intérieur

Marc Filser, Scientific Advisor, Directorate General for Higher Education and Professional Insertion, Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Co-opted members

Gabrielle Demange, EHESS and Professor at Paris School of Economics

Hippolyte d’Albis, Deputy Scientific Director, Department of Human and Social Sciences, ICNRS

Richard Portes, Professor, London Business School, President of the Center for Economic Policy Research

Honorary member

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

 

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

Klaus Adam*, Professor, University of Mannheim

Olympia Bover, Banco de Espana

Camille Cornand, CNRS-GATE

Anne-Laure Delatte, CNRS – EconomiX, OFCE

Carlo Favero*, Professor, Bocconi University, Milan

Patrice Fontaine, Professor, Université de Grenoble II, Director of EUROFIDAI

Thierry Foucault*, Professor, HEC Paris School of Management

Jean-Olivier Hairault, Professor, Université Paris 1 and Paris School of Economics

Philipp Hartmann, Deputy Director General, DG Research, European Central Bank

Augustin Landier*, Professor, Toulouse School of Economics

Robert McCauley, Bank of International Settlements

Franck Portier, Professor, Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ-IDEI)

Ricardo Reis*, Professor, Columbia University

Hélène Rey, Professor, London Business School

Silvana Tenreyro, Professor, London School of Economics

Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Charles Wyplosz, Professor, The Graduate Institute * also members of the evaluation committee

Updated on: 06/30/2017 16:18