Philippe Weil

Professor of Economics, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Business at ECARES, Université Libre De Bruxelles

Philippe Weil is professor of economics at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Business of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He has obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard. Previously, he had graduated from Yale University (M.A. in Economics), the University of Paris 1 (M.A. in Economics), Paris 2 (Master of Laws) and Sciences Po in Paris. He has been of the faculty of Harvard University, ULB and Sciences Po Paris. He has co-directed the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics at ULB. He was Dean of the Graduate School at Sciences Po Paris from 2007 to 2010 and President of the Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques in Paris from 2011 to 2013. He is a CEPR Research Fellow and head of the CEPR Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee. He was formerly International Macroeconomics Programme Director of CEPR, and a member of its executive and appointment committees.  Phlippe Weil’s research interests lie at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. He has worked on issues related to the representation of risk preferences, the theory of precautionary savings, the interplay between credit and labor market imperfections, time-use by gender across time and countries and recently optimal inflation in the presence of credit frictions.