Julien Brault, PhD - Economist - International Affairs
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I am a PhD economist and policy analyst with more than 6 years of international public and private experience in macroeconomic policy and international relations, notably at the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Investment Bank (EIB), Harvard, SciencesPo, the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva, Société Générale, and the State Bank of India. I am currently a post-doctoral fellow at SciencesPo in Paris and a guest lecturer at Harvard. Self starter, result-driven and dynamic, I believe that economic analysis can lead to a better design of international, national, and regional policies.
• International Finance :
• Banking and Corporate Finance : Banking supervision independence, Corporate debt and productivity
• Fiscal and Monetary Policy : Political economy of central banking, Inflation-taxation frameworks, Evolutions of capital and income inequalities
• Capital and Trade Flows : Trade integration and restrictions, Foreign exchange controls, Currency reserves
• Development :
• Development Policies : Rent seeking, Gender equality
• Environment : Efficiency of environment agencies and policies
• Energy and Transport : Oil policy in OECD countries and the Middle-East, Macroeconomic role of energy and transport systems
• International Politics : Economics of elections, Roles of media and populism in policy making, Middle-East geopolitics
Quantitative Skills : Applied experience in various econometric techniques (time series, panel data, efficiency frontier, DEA, propensity score analysis, GMM, VAR, ARMA, OLG, DSGE, spatial econometrics, neural networks) - Econometric softwares : R (used at SciencesPo), Matlab, Stata (used for PhD research and EIB/ECB), SAS-SPSS, Eviews - Database softwares : Tableau, Access, Alteryx, QGIS - GIT - Database experience : Bloomberg, Datastream, Eurostat, Ameco, Orbis, Amadeus, BACH, CompNet, Bankscope, FAME, excellent knowledge of online economic databases, experience in the creation, maintenance and analysis of the Data Factory of PSL University
Experience in Policy and International Affairs : research at the ECB, EIB, SciencesPo, the Graduate Institute of International Studies, collaborations with Harvard, Berkeley, the Bank of France. Tutor of students of the French National School of Administration. Bilingual English-French, fluent German.
Publication and Communication : publication track record, conception of two reports for the European administration, collaborated to three papers published in top journals, mastering of Latex and Endnote, participation to numerous conferences, numerous given classes for top-rate universities, research tutor in economics, French national qualification for university lectureship.
January 2017 - current : Guest Lecturer - Harvard - School of Economics - Boston
Research Tutorial in Monetary Economics and Public Finance
• Class : "Economic protectionism and financial regulation : Europe and North America in the Trump era". BA level.
December 2015 - current : Post-Doctoral Fellow - SciencesPo - Economics Department - Paris
Associate Researcher : PSL - Dauphine - Governance and Regulation Chair - Governance Analytics Project - Data Factory Project
• Working papers :
• "Systemic Risk and the Independence of Banking Supervision Agencies in the OECD Countries"
• "Inequality, Inflation and Taxation, 1789-2017 (France, Norway, UK, US)" (with Marion Labouré, Harvard. Time series, OLG and DSGE models)
• "Development and Inequality" (with Juergen Braunstein, LSE, and Marion Labouré, Harvard)
• "The Political Economy of Elections, 2008-2018 (Germany, France, US)" (with the American Enterprise Institute. Panel data)
• Submitted paper : "France and the Birth of Economic Policy" (with Jérôme Sgard, SciencesPo. Panel data)
• Teaching :
• Research Tutor, Economics, Polytechnique/Dauphine : supervision of Masters' theses.
• Lecturer in International Economics, Polytechnique/Dauphine : course "International Economic Issues", MA level.
September - November 2015 : PhD Trainee - European Central Bank - Economics Department - Country Surveillance Division - Frankfurt
• Assessment of the evolution, determinants and consequences of corporate leverage in the Eurozone. Elaboration of policy responses to European financial imbalances.
• Code development for analysis of firm-level data across countries. Cleaning and analysis of the Orbis/Amadeus, Bankscope, Bloomberg and Datastream datasets. Production of statistics on corporate debt, investment, productivity and banking linkages in vulnerable countries and sectors, mapping of private debt liabilities across companies and banks.
• Econometric assessment of determinants and consequences of corporate debt, investment and productivity : panel data, GMM.
• Working paper (confidential, on demand) : "Corporate Deleveraging in Europe. Theory, History, Policy". Presentation at the ECB Country Surveillance Seminar.
January - July 2015: PhD Trainee - European Investment Bank - Economics Department - Economic Studies Division - Luxembourg
• Literature review, data management, statistical and econometric analysis of corporate debt and the role of infrastructure in economic shocks : panel data, neural networks
• Research assistance :
• "Linking Local Business with Global Growth Opportunities : the Role of Infrastructure", Oxford Economic Policy Review, 2016
• "Infrastructure Investment in Europe and International Competitiveness", Economics Department Working Paper, European Investment Bank, 2016
2009 – 2014 – PhD Candidate - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - Geneva
• Thesis : The International Transactions of France in the 20th Century. Supervisor : Marc Flandreau.
• Job-market paper : "French Oil Protectionism and the International Political Economy of Rent Seeking".
• Second PhD paper : "The Political Economy of French Foreign Exchange Control".
• Third PhD paper : "French Oil and Middle-East Geopolitics (1914-2014)"
• Research Assistant : International roles of the dollar and the sterling, role of the Gold Standard, with Barry Eichengreen, Marc Flandreau and Kim Oosterlinck ("The Rise and Fall of the Dollar").
• Teaching Assistant : General Economics, Geopolitics, Reforms in the International Organisations, Politics and Economics of International Energy. Supervisor of the Masters in International Affairs.
2006-2007 - Master's Trainee - Technip - Head Direction : Master's thesis on French oil policy, time series.
2006 - Volunteer - NGO "Moyocani" - Zihuatanejo (Mexico) : Language teacher for underpriviledged children.
2005-2006 - Master's Trainee - Société Générale/State Bank of India - Mumbay : Report on retail banking in India.
Conferences : Recent presentations : International Industrial and Organizational Economics, "Globalization and National Development" (Sorbonne), "Money and External Constraints" (Bank of France)...
PhD – International Economic Relations - Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva - 2013
MA – Economics - Speciality Financial and Development Governance – SciencesPo Paris – 2007
MA – Political Science - Speciality Economic Governance – SciencesPo Paris – 2007
MA – History - Speciality Economic History – Sorbonne, Paris – 2007
Languages : French : native - English : bilingual - German : fluent
ECB : Dr Ralph Setzer, Dr Vincent Labhardt, Dr Andreas Westphal.
EIB : Philipp-Bastian Brutscher, Dr Atanas Kolev.
SciencesPo (current postdoc, do not contact without prior approval) : Prof. Eric Brousseau, Prof. Jérôme Sgard.
PhD : Prof. Marc Flandreau (supervisor, UPenn), Prof. Gopalan Balachandran (second reader, Graduate Institute), Prof. Dominique Barjot (jury member, Sorbonne).