Paul De Grauwe Keynote Speaker
- Leading expert on the Eurozone debt crisis, monetary integration, and foreign exchange markets
- John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy, Head of the European Institute LSE
- Former member of the Group of Economic Policy Analysis, advising President Manuel Barroso
Paul De Grauwe's Biography
Professor Paul De Grauwe is John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy and Head of the European Institute at the LSE. He has also been involved in policy formation, as a former member of the Group of Economic Policy Analysis and as a former member of the Belgian Federal Parliament.
Paul is a world-leading expert on EU and US economic systems, focusing on monetary integration, monetary policy, foreign exchange-markets, and open-economy macroeconomics. He has also been a prominent commentator on the Eurozone crisis and its fiscal implications. As well as publishing for an academic audience, Paul is a regular commentator on these subjects for the Financial Times, and occasional contributor for Bloomberg.
Prior to taking up his position at the LSE, Paul was Professor of International Economics at the University of Leuven, Belgium. In addition to his academic career, he sat in the Belgian parliament from 1991 to 2003 as a member for the Flemish Liberals and Democrats, and has further experience of developing monetary policy having been a member of the Group of Economic Policy Analysis advising the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. As well as contributing to public debate on monetary policy both internationally and in his native Belgium, Paul has also held visiting positions at a number of prestigious world Universities including the University of Paris, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, Humboldt University Berlin, the Université Catholique de Louvain, and the University of Amsterdam.
He is a research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels and the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.
His books include “The Economics of Monetary Union”, Oxford, which was translated in ten languages (including Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese), and is now in its 12th edition. Other books are “International Money. Post-war Trends and Theories”, Oxford, and “The exchange rate in a behavioural finance framework”, Princeton, 2006 and Lectures on Behavioral Macroeconomics, 2012.