Alain Durré

Principal Economist, D-G Economics at European Central Bank

Alain Durré is currently Principal Economist in the Monetary Policy Strategy Division of the Directorate General Economics of the European Central Bank and Associate Professor of Finance at IÉSEG-School of Management of Lille Catholic University (France). He is also a member of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France (LEM-CNRS). On occasion he also acts as Monetary Policy Adviser for the International Monetary Fund on topics related to the money market and the conduct of monetary policy (strategy and implementation) and is teaching as Visiting Professor at the Economics School of Louvain from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). He was educated at Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis (Belgium), Universität Mannheim (Germany) and at the Université catholique de Louvain from which he holds a PhD in monetary economics. He also spent previously some time as Researcher at Deutsche Bank (Frankfurt-am-Main) and at the London School of Economics (United Kingdom) during his PhD programme and worked at the National Bank of Belgium before joining the ECB in 2004. He has published various papers on monetary and financial economics in many leading academic journals. In 2005 he was awarded the Josseph de la Vega Prize for his work on the microstructure analysis of the Euronext Stock Exchange focusing on volatility regimes and the provision of liquidity in order book markets.