Eric Monnet

Directeur d'études (Full Professor) EHESS & Paris School of Economics

Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Conseiller scientifique (scientific advisor), CEPII

Centre d’histoire économique et sociale François-Simiand  

Centre for Economic and Social History François-Simiand 

Academic year 2023-2024: fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin  (Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin)

De courtes présentations en français de mes recherches sont disponibles  ici (PSE) et (AFHE).

Chronique mensuelle dans Alternatives Economiques

Contributions dans/in Le Monde, VoxEu, Books and Ideas/Vie des Idées.

I am an economic historian and macroeconomist seeking to better understand how the evolution of finance, state intervention in credit markets, central banking and the international monetary system has shaped European economies since the 19th century. Understanding where we come from should be an essential contribution to current policy debates. 

My work aims at being interdisciplinary and showing how historical methods can inform and challenge economic thinking.  I share this goal with my colleagues of the François Simiand Center for social and economic history at the Paris School of Economics & EHESS. 

This website also provides links to original datasets that I constructed and that are available on journals' websites or other repositories. Do not hesitate to contact me if you are looking for additional data, or information about them. 

If you are interested in current monetary policy issues and looking for information and discussion on the proposal for a European Credit Council, you can start from here, here or here.

The english translation of La Banque-Providence. Démocratiser les banques centrales et la monnaie is forthcoming at University of Chicago Press in May 2024:

Balance of Power: Central Banks and the Fate of Democracies.

Before 2019, I worked for 6 years for the Eurosystem, as an economist at the Banque de France.  I was part of the teams in charge of producing forecasts (on France) and economic analyses (especially on housing investment and prices, then on euro area architecture) . 

I am a member of the editorial boards of Explorations in Economic History and la Revue d'histoire moderne et contemporaine