Jacques Melitz

Honorary Professor CREST; Professor Emeritus, Heriot-Watt University; CEPII and CEPR Research Fellow

Jacques Melitz is now Honorary Professor at CREST and Professor Emeritus at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, where he had been Professor of Economics from 2006 to 2013, and adviser at CEPII. He had previously held positions as a Senior Economist at CREST-INSEE in Paris, as Visiting Professor at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris and at Harvard University, as Visiting Scholar at Princeton University, the European University Institute and the Bank of Italy, and as Consultant with the OECD and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. He holds a Ph. D. from Princeton University.

His main areas of research are international macroeconomics, monetary history and the economics of language. He has published widely in internationally renowned journals, a book on Primitive and Modern Money and has jointly edited several books. He has been a CEPR Research Fellow since its inception and remains a Consultant at CEPII in Paris as well as an emeritus professor at CREST-INSEE. His current research concerns the economics of language, cultural influences on trade, fiscal policy and EMU.

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