Gaël Giraud

Gaël Giraud

Gaël Giraud is the Chief Economist of the Agence Française de Développement. His research at CNRS, where he is senior fellow researcher, deals with alternative measures of development, general equilibrium theory, game theory, finance and energy issues. Within the CODEV research programme, he ran several surveys (Nigeria, Indonesia, India…) devoted to the building of an index measuring the quality of the social bond, viewed as an indicator of the quality of development. He is the coordinator of the Research team “Riskergy" on Energy resilience and sovereign debt, as well as a member of the Scientific Committee of the “Laboratoire d'Excellence” devoted to financial regulation (LabEx ReFi). He was member of the Expert Committee on the National Debate about the Energy Shift for the French government. He holds the chair “Energy and prosperity” supported by Louis Bachelier’s Institute. He is also a member of the European NGO Finance Watch and the Nicolas Hulot Foundation.

Gaël Giraud Is Jesuit. A former fellow of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, of ENSAE (Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique) and of CORE (Center of Operations Research, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), he earned his Ph.D. at the Laboratoire d’Econométrie de l’Ecole Polytechnique in 1998. In 2009, he was nominated as Best French young economist by Le Monde/Le Cercle des économistes.