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OECD Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist, Laurence Boone


OECD Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist, Laurence Boone

Laurence Boone is a Deputy Secretary-General and the Chief Economist at the OECD. As Deputy Secretary-General she has overall responsibility for the policy analysis and development work designed to help optimise the strength and the quality of the recovery and growth, taking responsibility for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Education, Skills and WISE. She also leads work on the Inclusive Framework on Carbon Mitigation and is responsible for the evolution of the OECD’s Communications Strategy. As the Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department Ms. Boone ensures that the Department is at the forefront of Economic thinking, coordinates the work of the Country and Policy Studies branches to create new opportunities, and enhances synergies and co operation with the whole of  the OECD, including through contributions to horizontal projects.

Before joining the OECD, Ms. Boone was the Chief Economist at AXA Group and Global Head of Multi-Asset Client Solutions & Trading and Securities Finance, AXA Investment Managers, France. She was an independent director of Kering's board and remains a member of the Strategic committee of Agence France Trésor, the French National Debt Office.

Prior to this, she was Sherpa and Special Advisor for Multilateral and European Economic & Financial Affairs to the President of the French Republic (2014-2016); Chief Economist and Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (2011-2014); Managing Director and Chief Economist France, Barclays Capital (2004-2011); Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (1998-2004); Economist, CEPII, France (1996-1998) and Quantitative Analyst for Merrill Lynch Asset Management, UK (1995-1996).

Author of numerous articles, she taught at the École Polytechnique, ENSAE (the National School of Statistics) and the École Normale Supérieure and Sciences Po (Paris School of International Affairs).

Ms. Boone, a French national, has a PhD in Applied Econometrics from the London Business School (UK); a MSc in Econometrics & Macroeconomic Modelling from Reading University (UK); a Master's Degree in Economics from Université Paris X Nanterre (FRA) and a postgraduate diploma (DEA) in Modelling and Quantitative Analysis from University Paris X Nanterre (FRA).



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