Eric Chaney is Chief Economist for Europe at Morgan Stanley. Based in London and Paris, his main focus is on the business cycle and price and productivity developments. Eric and his team were ranked #1 by Institutional Investor for European economics in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 and #2 in 2007. A former Associate Professor of Economics at the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA), Eric is a member of the Commission Économique de la Nation, an advisory board to the French Minister of Economy and Finance, since 1997.
Eric is also a member of the panel of market and academic economists consulted by the Governors of the Bank of France, Jean-Claude Trichet and now Christian Noyer. He was recently consulted by the EU Commission on issues such as productivity developments in Europe or the competitiveness of the Italian economy. A mathematician by training, Eric joined the firm in January 1995 from INSEE, the French Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies, where he was Chief Forecaster for the French economy, and Principal Editor of the Institute's business cycle journal Note de Conjoncture. He was previously Chief Forecaster for the global economy at the Economic Policy Unit of the Ministry of Finance.