Laurence Boone is Chief Economist at the OECD, leading the Economics Department and supervising the contributions of the Economics Department to the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) and Inclusive Growth (IG) initiatives. She represents the OECD on economic issues and participates with the Secretary-General in the International Monetary and Financial Committee, and with the OECD Sherpa in the G7 and G20 meetings. From 2016-2018 she was Chief Economist at AXA Group, and Head of Research and Member of the Management Board of AXA Investment Managers. From 2014 to 2016, Laurence was special advisor to the French president on multilateral and European economic and financial affairs. Prior to this, she was Chief Economist Europe & Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, and Chief Economist France at Barclays Capital. Laurence holds a PhD in Applied Econometrics from London Business School, a postgraduate diploma in Quantitative Analysis and Modelling, and a Master’s degree in Economics from Paris X Nanterre University, as well as an MSc in Econometrics from the University of Reading.