Laurence BLOCH

Grade : Inspectrice Générale (DR Champagne-Ardenne)

Mail : laurence.bloch[arrowbase]ensae.fr

ResearchEducationJobsPublicationsTeachingWork in progressOther

Research Interests

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  • Business Fluctuations
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • International Macroeconomics
Others
  • Corporate Finance
  • Consumption

     

 

Biography

Education

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  • “Program for Senior Managers in Government”, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, July 2004.
  • Ph. D in Economics, University of Paris-Nanterre and ENSAE, 1981.
  • Graduate of Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE, Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance), 1979.
      Languages: French; Fluent English; German: second foreign language.

 


Jobs

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Current Position (from September 2010)
  • Economic Advisor, Director of the Department of Economics at the French Embassy in Austria. 
Grade in Civil Service
  • Inspectrice générale de l’Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes économiques (INSEE) (since 2006) and Economic Advisor from September 2010.
  • Administratrice de l’INSEE, 1981.

Previous Positions

  • 2007-2010: Laboratory of Macroeconomics at the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST-INSEE): research studies on the interactions between real and nominal rigidities in the New Keynesian models.
  • 2004-2007: Director of the Department of Industry and Agriculture (staff of 60, including 30 professionals, 4 divisions) at INSEE, Ministry of Finance: production of monthly business indicators on industrial production and prices; Commission of Accounts for Agriculture; studies on industry and agriculture (relocation and globalisation, incomes in agricultural sector, CAP…).
  • 2002-2004: Scientific Advisor at the French Prime minister’s Council of Economic Analysis (Conseil d’Analyse Economique, CAE); coordination of various reports: Competitiveness, Sovereign Debt Crisis, International Accounting Standards, Desindustrialisation and Relocation.
  • 1999-2001: Advisor to François Huwart, former French Foreign Trade minister; in charge of world economic outlook, policy positions on regionalism and globalisation, international meetings (G20, ASEM, Porto Alegre…), bilateral relationships with China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada and Mexico.
  • 1997-1999: Deputy Director of the Department of Employment and Wages (staff of 60, including 35 professionals) at INSEE, Ministry of Finance; estimates and forecasts of official employment statistics, policy-oriented studies on labour market (working time reduction, unskilled employment…).
  • 1994-1996: Secretary General of the Commission of National Economic Accounts and Budgets, Direction de la Prévision, Ministry of Finance; preparing official reports on economic budgets (annex to the Financial Bill) and on special topics (Health care,…).
  • 1992-1994: Head of the Division of Market and Company Strategies (staff of 12, including 8 professionals), INSEE; empirical studies on corporate finance and investment, technology, and evaluation of public research.
  • 1991-1992: Deputy Director in a French private forecasting institute (IPECODE-REXECODE) (staff of 8, including 6 senior experts).
  • 1989-1991: Macro-economist at the French Planning Agency (Commissariat général au Plan).
  • 1984-1989: Macro-economist, Department of Economic Studies and Syntheses, INSEE; macro-econometric modelling (annual DMS Model, re-estimation of the quarterly METRICX Model) and forecasting; writing of the economic outlook reports.


Publications

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Main Publications
 
Macroeconomic fluctuations
 
Investment and Corporate finance
 
Consumption
  • “Consommation-revenu permanent : un regard d’économètre” (with F. Maurel), Economie et Prévision, n°99, 1991.
  • “Le modèle de cycle de vie, application aux données individuelles tirées de l’enquête Epargne 1973-1975 INSEE”, Annales de l’INSEE, n°52, 1983.
 
Macroeconometric Modelling
  • “Labour Market Flexibility: an Analysis with the DMS Model”, in Unemployment in Europe, Muysken and de Neubourg (eds.), Macmillan Press, 1989.
  • “Présentation du modèle METRICX” (with others), Economie et Prévision,n°82, 1988.
 
Others
  • Co-editor of Insee-Références, “ L’agriculture, nouveaux défis”, 2007.
  • “Les formes particulières d’emploi en France : un marchepied vers les emplois stables ?” (with others), France Portrait social 1998-1999, 1998.
  • “La régulation du système de santé en France” (with P. Ricordeau), Revue Française d’Economie, vol. XI n°1,1996.
  • Articles in the publications of INSEE; Newspaper articles (in Le Monde…); Newsletters of the CAE and CREST.
 
 

 



Teaching

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Teaching activity
  • Professor (chargée de cours) in International fluctuations (Master 2), University of Cergy-Pointoise (since 2004).
 
Past teaching and other activities
  • Professor (chargée de cours), University of Paris-Dauphine (Paris IX), 2002-2005 ; Sessional Lecturer at Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE) (1986-1990) (Applied Econometrics on Consumer Behaviour).
  • Member of the Entrance Exam Panel, Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) (1994, 1996, 1998).
  • Member of the “Financial Crises” (2002-2003) and “Global Governance” (2001-2002) working groups at the Conseil d’Analyse Economique; member of the “European Corporate Governance Network” (1997-2002); corporate governance seminar co-organiser at the Direction de la Prévision (1996-1997); member of the “Credit Risk” working group at the Conseil National du Crédit (1994-1995).
 

Work in progress

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  • Product Market Regulation, Trend Inflation and Inflation Dynamics in the New Keynesian Phillips Curve”, mimeo, CREST-INSEE, 2010.
  • “Disinflation and Entry of Firms in New Keynesian Models”, mimeo, CREST-INSEE, 2010.

Other

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New professional address

 

Embassy of France in Austria
Reisnerstrasse 50/10
1030 VIENNA (Austria)
Tel: (43) 1 916 63 57; Fax: (43) 1 712 62 99
Email: laurence.bloch@dgtresor.gouv.fr

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