Honorary Professor, International Economics
Spoken languages
English, French
Areas of expertise
  • Central banks
  • Currencies and foreign exchange
  • European Union
  • Finance, financial markets, international investment
  • Monetary policy
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Western and Central Europe



PhD, Harvard University

Charles Wyplosz is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva where he is Director of the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB).

Previously, he has served as Associate Dean for Research and Development at INSEAD and Director of the PhD programme in Economics at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales in Paris. He has also been Director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of CEPR, the leading European network of economists.

His main research areas include European monetary integration, monetary policy, fiscal policy discipline and regional integration in various parts of the world. He is the co-author, jointly with Michael Burda, of a popular textbook on Macroeconomics and, jointly with Richard Baldwin, of the leading textbook on European economic integration. He was a founding Managing Editor of the review Economic Policy. He serves on several boards of professional reviews and European research centres. He is a regular columnist in such newspapers as the Financial Times, Le Monde, Libération, Le Temps, Finanz und Wirtschaft, and Handelsblatt.

Currently a member of the Panel of Experts of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and of the "Bellagio Group", Charles Wyplosz is an occasional consultant to the European Commission, the IMF, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has been a member of the "Conseil d'Analyse Economique" which reports to the Prime Minister of France, of the French Finance Minister's "Commission des Comptes de la Nation" and of the Group of Independent Economic Advisors to the President of the European Commission. He has also advised the President of France and the governments of Cyprus and of the Russian Federation. He also consults with private financial institutions and is regularly invited to give lectures to public and private conferences.

Charles Wyplosz holds degrees in Engineering and Statistics from Paris and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the President of France.


Expertise details


The International Monetary System ; European Monetary Union ; Currency Crises.




Policy Involvement: Member of the President Barroso's Group of Economic Policy Advisors and of the Bellagio Group. Served as consultant to the IMF, the World Bank and other development banks, the UN, the European Parliament, various central banks, the European Commission, the Russian government.



Charles Wyplosz

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