Brieuc Monfort Research Page

Education
1999-2000 Harvard University, Boston, United States.
               Visiting Fellow in the Department of Economics, Harvard’s Augustus Clifford Tower Fellowship.
1996-1997 Paris School of Economics / Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France.
               Master's Level Degree, specialized in macroeconomics and international finance.    
1995-2001 Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris (ENS Ulm), Paris, France.
               Master's Level Degree in economics, Ecole Normale Supérieure Fellowship (4 years).
1994-1997 National School of Statistics and Economics (ENSAE), Paris, France.
               Master's Level Degree of Statistician-Economist, specialized in econometrics, finance, and macroeconomics.

Professional experience
Since 2015 Centre for French-Japanese Advanced Studies (CEAFJ) / France-Japan Foundation of EHESS, Tokyo, Japan.
               Associate Researcher (Link).
2014-2015 University of Tokyo, Department of Economics, Tokyo, Japan.
               Visiting Researcher.
2009-2013 French Treasury Department / French Embassy in Japan, Tokyo, Japan.
               Financial Counselor and Deputy Head of the Economic Section, covering Japan, Korea, and Australia.
2004-2009 International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington D.C., U.S.A.
               Economist in the European Department (1 year), Western Hemisphere Department (3 years) and African Department (1 year).
2001-2004 Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), Paris, France.  Economist.

Research
Recent research

1. The Japanese Economic Policy Debate since the Bubble, with Sébastien Lechevalier, Opuscule du CEPREMAP, Éditions Rue d’Ulm / Presses de l’École normale supérieure, Paris (to be published at end 2015).

2. How Informative are Inflation Indicators in Japan, mimeo, May 2015, PDF.

3. Can Increased Public Expenditure Efficiency Contribute to the Consolidation of Public Finances in Japan?, CEAFJ Working Paper, No. 2, May 2015, PDF.

4. Measuring Japanese Public Debt: An International Comparison, mimeo, September 2014, PDF.

Academic publication, working paper and mimeographs

5. Countercyclical Stimulus and Long-Term Sustainability: Insights from a Fiscal SVAR for France", IMF Selected Issues Paper, IMF Country Report No. 09/233, June 2009, PDF.

6. Inflation Determinants in Paraguay, with Santiago Peña, published in Alejandro Santos (editor), Paraguay: Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap, 2009, International Monetary Fund, PDF.

7. Is the Paraguay Exchange Rate Overvalued?, joint with Bergljot Barkbu, published as book chapter in Santos, 2009, op. cit, PDF.

8. Assessing Macroeconomic Policy in Paraguay, with Alejandro Santos, published as book chapter in Santos, 2009, op. cit., PDF.

9. Chile: Trade Performance, Trade Liberalization, and Competitiveness, IMF Working Paper, No. 08/128, 2008, PDF.

10. Synchronisation of Business Cycles within G7 Economies and Trade and Financial Integration, joint with Benoît Heitz and François Hild, Economie et Prévision, n° 172, 2006, PDF.

11. Haïti: Money demand and Inflation Dynamics, mimeo, IMF, 2006, PDF.

12. Speculative Attack and Optimal Interest Rate Defense under Uncertainty, mimeo, 2004, PDF.

13. Public Debt Sustainability : some Results on the French case, with Jean Boissinot, and Clotilde L'Angevin, published in L'Economie française, Comptes et dossiers, Edition 2004-2005, pages 59-80, also DESE working paper, INSEE, G 2004 / 10, PDF.

14. Demographic changes and economic growth: a macroeconomic projection for 2020, with Pierre-Olivier Beffy, Julien Deroyon, Nathalie Fourcade, Stéphane Grégoir, Nadine Laïb, DESE working paper, G2003-04, INSEE, 2004, PDF.

15. Patrimoine des ménages, dynamique d'allocation et comportement de consommation, with Pierre-Olivier Beffy, DESE working paper, G2003-08, INSEE, 2003, PDF.

16. A macroeconometric-model for the euro area, joint with Beffy, Pierre-Olivier, Xavier Bonnet, Matthieu Darracq-Paries, Economie et Statistique, n°367, 2003, PDF.

17. Wealth effects in France and in the United States, with Cécile Chataignault, David Thesmar, and Pierre-Olivier Beffy, Note de conjoncture, pages 30-40, December 2001, PDF.

18. The Impact of Using Sovereign Ratings by Credit Rating Agencies on the Capital Requirements for Banks: a Study of Emerging Market Economies, with Christian Mulder, FMI Working Paper, No. 00/69, 2000, PDF.