Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bruegel Director Leaves to Join French Government

Bruegel Director Jean Pisani-Ferry has resigned to become Director of the French Prime Minister's Economic Policy Planning Staff in Paris.

In a statement, Bruegel's Board said it is currently engaged in the process of selecting a new Director.  In the meantime, Deputy Director Guntram Wolff has been appointed Acting Director.

Jean-Claude Trichet, former President of the European Central Bank (ECB), is the Chairman of the Board at Bruegel.  Jim O'Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), is another notable member of Bruegel's Board.

Bruegel was recently ranked as the 2nd best non-US think tank in the world by the annual University of Pennsylvania think tank rankings.  [Chatham House was ranked #1.]  It was ranked as the 8th best think tank in the world.  It was also ranked as the #1 think tank in Western Europe [interestingly, Chatham House was ranked #2], and the world's #1 international economic policy think tank.