It is with great sadness that CEPR has learnt of the death on May 24th 2023 of Jacques Melitz.

Jacques was appointed as a CEPR Research Fellow in 1986, one of the first non-UK based Fellows. He was first appointed to the International Macroeconomics programme, then in 1996 to the then recently formed Transition Economics programme, and was latterly a member of the International Macroeconomics and Finance programme.

His research focused initially on international and European currency arrangements (his very first CEPR Discussion Paper, number 97, published in March 1986, was entitled The Prospect of a Depreciating Dollar and Possible Tension Inside the EMS -, and latterly there was a focus on Economic History, with his penultimate DP, published in December 2020, entitled Wealth and Shifting Demand Pressures on the Price Level in England after the Black Death ( In total he published 43 CEPR Discussion Papers, together with seven VoxEU columns, one Policy Insight and he also edited one CEPR/OUP conference volume (

He will be much missed across the whole of the economics community.