Jean Pisani-Ferry is currently a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economic. He holds the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa chair of the European University Institute in Florence and is a senior fellow at Bruegel, the European think tank.
Pisani-Ferry has had a distinguished career in France and Europe. He was a major participant in Emmanuel Macron's presidential bid, serving as director of programme and ideas for his campaign and after the election as chief designer of the French government's investment plan. From 2013 to 2016 he served as commissioner-general of France Stratégie, the ideas lab of the French government. In the early 2000s he also served as senior economic adviser to the minister of finance and executive chairman of the French prime minister's Council of Economic Analysis.
From 2005 to 2013 Pisani-Ferry was the founding director of Bruegel and steered its ascent to the top rank of European economic think tanks. Under his leadership Bruegel contributed significantly to shaping the European response to the financial crisis and the euro crisis.
Pisani-Ferry's noted contributions to recent policy debates include a much-discussed proposal for EU-UK relations after Brexit (2016), an influential Franco-German report on comprehensive eurozone reforms (2018), a blueprint for differentiated integration in Europe (2018), and a recently published outline for enhancing Europe's economic sovereignty in the new global context (2019).
Pisani-Ferry, who also teaches at Sciences Po Paris and the Hertie School in Berlin, has a monthly column in Le Monde, the influential French newspaper, and another one for Project Syndicate, which is published monthly in a series of European and international media.