French government appoints three economists to advisory council

The French government has made a trio of appointments to the country’s Council of Economic Analysis, which provides advice and recommendations to political leaders.

Adrien Auclert, Julien Grenet and Alexandra Roulet have joined the council, which consists of 15 members–typically French economists–and is currently chaired by labor economist Camille Landais.

Auclert is an assistant professor and the Sakurako and William Fisher Family Faculty Scholar at Stanford University, and is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on inequality, macroeconomics and international economics.

Much of Grenet’s work focuses on public economics and the economics of education. He is a senior researcher at the state-run national center for science research, and a chaired professor at the Paris School of Economics.

Roulet is an assistant professor of economics at INSEAD and a research fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. Her research focuses on labour economics.

The Council of Economic Analysis is part of the office of the French prime minister, and was established in 1997 by then-Prime Minister Lionel Jospin.