Sébastien JEAN
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)
292 rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris, France
sebastien.jean (at) lecnam.net
Twitter: @SebastienJean_
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sébastien-jean-a245465
Update : 2024-01-17
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      Media articles and interviews while at CEPII

Main research interests: economic policy, international trade, trade policies, industrial organization, international macroeconomics, agricultural economics, migrations, foreign investment
  • March 2022 - Professor of Economics (Professeur titulaire de la Chaire Jean-Baptiste Say d’économie industrielle), Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), Paris, France.
  • Dec. 2012 - Dec. 2021 Director, Centre d'études prospectives et d'informations internationales (CEPII), Paris, France.  
  • 2007-2012 Scientific Advisor, CEPII.  
  • Jan. 2007 - Feb. 2022 Senior Scientist (Directeur de recherche), Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement (INRAE), Paris-Saclay Applied Economics, Paris.  
  • Oct. 2005 – Dec. 2006 Senior economist, OECD Economics Department, Structural Policies Analysis Division 1, Paris, France.  
  • Nov. 2001 - Sept. 2005 Senior economist, Head of the International Trade programme, CEPII.  
  • Oct. 2000 - Sept. 2001 Visiting consultant, OECD, Economics Department, Resource Allocation Division.  
  • 1992 - 2000 Economist, CEPII.  
  • Quality of Policy Contribution Award in honor of Giovanni Anania, 2015, granted by the European Association of Agricultural Economists for the paper “Optimal food price stabilisation in a small open developing country”, with Christophe Gouel.  
  • 2023 - Member, Comité de rédaction de l’Annuaire français de relations internationales, jointly in charge of the section Economie internationale.  
  • 2023 - Member, Comité d’orientation de La Fabrique de l’Industrie.  
  • 2023 - Chairman, Conseil scientifique de la chaire Economie de défense de l’Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (IHEDN).  
  • 2023 - Associate Director, “Geoeconomics and Geofinance” Initiative, Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri).  
  • 2022 - Associate researcher (chercheur associé), CEPII  
  • 2022 - Member, Conseil scientifique de la Direction générale des douanes et droits indirects  
  • 2022 - Member, Conseil scientifique de la Douane (Direction générale des douanes et droits indirects, Ministry of Finance, France).  
  • 2021 Member of the reference group for the evaluation of the French contribution to AIIB (French Treasury, Ministry of Finance).  
  • 2020 - 2021 Member of the ECFR Task Force for Protecting Europe From Economic Coercion, European Council of Foreign Relations.  
  • 2019 - Member of the Conseil d'Analyse Economique (French Council of Economic Advisors)  
  • 2019 - 2020 Member of Commission tasked by the French government to evaluate the EU-Mercosur trade agreement.  
  • 2018 - Member of the French National Productivity Council (Conseil National de la Productivité).  
  • 2018-2022 Member of the OFCE Board (Conseil de l’OFCE).  
  • 2017 - Member of the Strategic Committee of the French Treasury (Ministry of Finance).  
  • 2015 - Member of the inaugural Editorial Board of the GTAP Journal of Global Economic Analysis.  
  • 2013 - Affiliate member (2013-2018), then Fellow (2019-), CESifo Research Network, Munich, Germany.  
  • 2008 - 2017 Member of the Editorial Board of the review OECD Journal: Economic Studies (formerly OECD Economic Studies).  
  • 2007 - 2017 Member of the GTAP Consortium's Advisory Board (Global Trade Analysis Project, Purdue University, USA).  
  • 2005 - Policy Associate, GEP, University of Nottingham, UK.  
  • 2005 - 2012 Member of the Strategic Advisory Board, Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP, previously Centre for Research on Globalisation and Labour Markets), University of Nottingham, UK.  
  • 2003 - 2005 Chairman, "Trade Policy" Scientific Grouping (Groupement d'intérêt scientifique), formed by INRA's Economics Department, Forecasting Directorate and External Economic Relationships Directorate (French Ministry of Finance), and CEPII.  
  • 2002 - 2005 Co-ordinator of the European Consortium for Trade policy Analysis (ECTA), lead by the CEPII, and gathering INRA (Station d'Economie de Rennes, and Unité Mixte de Recherche en Economie Publique de Paris-Grignon) and WIFO (Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna), with ITC (International Trade Commission, WTO-UNCTAD, Geneva) as an associated member. This consortium was in charge of a 3-year framework contract "to provide economic analysis in support of bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations" (Trade 2002/-A2-01, budget 600 k€).  
  • 2002 - 2005 Member of the GTAP Consortium's Advisory Board.  
  • March 2001 - Aug. 2001 Member of the editorial board, review Economie Internationale.  
  • 2001 - 2005 Co-editor, review Economie Internationale.  
  • 1998 - 2005 External fellow, GEP, University of Nottingham, UK.  
  • Alan A. Powell Award 2004 for outstanding service on the GTAP Advisory Board.  
  • Quality of Policy Contribution Award in honor of Giovanni Anania, 2019, granted by the European Association of Agricultural Economists for the paper “Agricultural Trade Liberalization in the 21st Century: Has it Done the Business?”, with Jean-Christophe Bureau and Houssein Guimbard.  
  • Research contracts for The World Bank, European Commission (DG Agriculture, DG Trade, DG Industry, DG Research), European Parliament, OECD (DSTI, TAD), ILO, French Ministry of Finance, French Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.  
  • 2011 - 2013 Invited Professor, Trade Policies, Sciences Po Paris, Master PSIA.  
  • 2008 - 2011 Invited professor, Advanced International Trade, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE), Paris.  
  • 2007 - 2009 Professor, Applied Econometrics, American University of Paris.  
  • 2007 - 2012 Lecturer in Macroeconomics, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.  
  • 2002 - 2005 Lecturer in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.  
  • 1996 - 1999 Supervisor of working groups, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE), Paris.  
  • 1996 - 2000 Lecturer in International Economics, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris.  
  • 1994 - 1995 Lecturer in Microeconomics, Université Paris-Sud XI.  
  • 1993 - 1995 Lecturer in Microeconomics, DELTA (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales-EHESS).  
  • 1993 - 1995 Lecturer in International Economics and in International Finance, Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.  
  • 1992 - 1995 Lecturer in Economics, Ecole Centrale de Paris.  
  • Ph.D. supervisor for Christophe Gouël (2008-2011), Hugo Valin (2010-2014) and Anaïs Maillet (2012-2015).  
    EDUCATION Top of page
  • 2005 H.D.R. (Aptitude for Research Direction), University of Paris-I. Under the supervision of Prof. Lionel Fontagné.  
  • May 1999 Ph. D. "International Trade and the Labour Market", Université de Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne, graduated Magna cum laude, publishing allowance and proposition for the AFSE prize. Advisor: Prof. Lionel Fontagné. Board of examiners : Profs. Antoine d'Autume, Daniel Cohen, Riccardo Faini, Didier Laussel and Pierre Morin.  
  • 1992 Diplôme d'études approfondies (D.E.A.) (equivalent of M.Phil.) "Economic Analysis and Policy", DELTA - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, 1992.  
  • 1991 Engineer, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Barcelona, Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Barcelona, 1991.  
  • 1991 Engineer, Ecole Centrale de Paris (option Economist-Engineer), Paris, 1991.  
    LANGUAGE Top of page
  • French (mother tongue).
  • English (fluent).
  • Spanish (fluent).
  • Catalan (very good understanding).