Gaël Giraud is a French economist, specialized in general equilibrium theory, game theory, finance and energy issues. He is Chief Economist at the Agence Française de Développement, affiliated with University of Paris 1-Sorbonne Economic Center (CES) and associated researcher at Paris School of Economics (PSE). He is also member of the Scientific Committee of the “Laboratoire d'Excellence” devoted to financial regulation (LabEx ReFi) and member of the Steering Committee on the Energy Shift within the French government and of the Research team “Riskergy" (M. Lepetit) on Energy resilience and sovereign debt. He holds the chair “Energy and prosperity” supported by Ecole polytechnique, Paris Sorbonne university and Louis Bachelier’s Institute. He is also a member of the European NGO Finance Watch, the Nicolas Hulot Foundation. A former fellow of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, of ENSAE (Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique) and of CORE (Center of Operations Research, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), he earned his Ph.D. at the Laboratoire d’Econométrie de l’Ecole Polytechnique in 1998. In 2009, he was nominated as Best French young economist by Le Monde/Le Cercle des économistes.
8 published articles
ID4D gives the floor to 11 development experts on inequality. They address the different aspects of inequality and present solutions that can be implemented to tackle them.
Just 10 years ago, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria were the main worldwide threat for health. But today, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, which only receive 2% of the total financing allocated by international health...
Putting a value on carbon emissions reductions is a necessity, in both the North and the South. To take up this challenge, the commission headed by Joseph Stiglitz and Lord Nicholas Stern promotes the set-up of carbon pricing corridors.
Gaël Giraud, Chief Economist at Agence Française de Développement (AFD), is convinced that the concept of the commons is now essential in addressing the challenges of climate change and thinking the future of development.
Basing himself on the Kaya equation, Gaël Giraud demonstrate that if the international community wants to meet the climatic objectives before 2050, it needs to question the GDP growth imperative.
The war in Syria is continuing, with its consequent suffering and violations of human rights, and no prospect of a rapid resolution. A study by Fondation Terre des Hommes (TDH) published in June 2016 gives chilling insight into the survival conditions of Syrian refugee children, and the different...
With the slowdown in global growth, Africa is regarded as the last frontier for robust economic activity, but without this necessarily leading to a reduction in inequalities or poverty. This phenomenon, combined with climate issues, prompts us to devise alternative development models. An...