About Marc Flandreau

Affiliation: Graduate Institute, Geneva and CEPR

Marc Flandreau, born 1967, is a professor of international economics and international history at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. A graduate from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris and the Sorbonne, Professor Flandreau holds a European Doctorate in Quantitative Economics from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley was a visiting Professor at Stanford University. In France he held various positions including a research fellowship at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris and became Chair of International Finance at Sciences Po, from which he is on leave.

He is president of the European Historical Economics Society and a research fellow from CEPR. He currently works with the BIS in Basel on a project on long run perspectives on financial fragility and financial crises.

Marc Flandreau has published extensively in leading journals. His most recent article is "Bonds and Brands, Foundations of Sovereign Debt Markets" (with Juan Flores), forthcoming in the Journal of Economic History. His books include: The Glitter of Gold. France, Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard, 1848-1873 (Oxford University Press, 2004); Money doctors: the experience of international financial advising 1850-2000, (paperback edition, Routledge, 2005); (with Frédéric Zumer) The making of Global Finance 1880-1913, OECD Development Centre Research Monograph, 2004 ; (with Barry Eichengreen) The Gold Standard in Theory and History (2nd edition, London, Routledge, 1997).

His blog in French L'economie Politique provides independent perspectives on the reasons for France's difficulties to reform itself.

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