Philippe was a true CEPR hero: he was CEPR’s Vice President for Europe, in which capacity he was enormously influential in facilitating CEPR’s move to Paris. He was also a Research Fellow in CEPR’s International Macroeconomics and Finance, International Trade and Regional Economics and Macroeconomics and Growth programmes, and a member of four Research and Policy Networks, which gives an indication of the depth and breadth of his research. He was the author of 41 CEPR Discussion Papers, 34 VoxEU columns, four Policy Insights and 19 chapters in CEPR books and reports. Philippe was Dean of the School of Public Affairs at SciencesPo and a former chair of the Conseil d’analyse économique. We will all miss his wise advice and counsel. This is a huge loss to CEPR, to both academic economics and economic policymaking more widely, and a deep personal loss to all who knew him.