Philippe Weil, Professor of Economics, 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. His academic career has taken him from Harvard University, where he was on the faculty of the Economics Department, to the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he co-directed the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics, and to Sciences Po (where he was Dean of the Graduate School). In January 2011, Philippe Weil was appointed President of the Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques ( He is a Research Fellow and former Programme Director of CEPR, a member of its Executive Committee and a member of the Council of the European Economic Association.

Philippe Weil’s research interests lie at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. He has also worked on issues related to the representation of risk preferences, the theory of precautionary savings, and has recently made a foray into time-use by gender across time and countries.