CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Christophe Destais



Deputy Director
Responsible of the scientific program International Migrations
Editor in Chief of the CEPII Policy Brief

Expertise
Emerging Countries
Economic Policy
Money & Finance
Europe


Contact
laure.boivincepii.fr
Tél. +33 (0)1 53 68 55 46

CV

updated : May 3, 2017
Christophe Destais is Deputy Director of the CEPII since September 2010.

In addition to being the CEPII deputy-director, he teaches International Finance at the University of Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne).

Christophe Destais holds a master degree in political studies from the University of Grenoble (1984) and is a former student of the French national school of government (Ecole Nationale d’Administration- ENA 1993-1995). He first worked for the ministry of research and industry (1985-1992), mostly on energy policies (nuclear power then oil and gas). In 1995, he moved to the ministry of finances in Paris where he was first in charge of the economic and financial relations between China and France (1995-1997). He then dealt with the non-recourse financing (project finance) of big infrastructure or industrial projects in emerging or developing countries as well as the French export-credit policy and governance (1997-1999). After a sabbatical during which he worked as a research fellow for the Department of Economics of the University of Paris 1 (1999-2001), Christophe  returned to the MOF to lead a team in charge of the economic analysis of emerging countries (2001-2003). Before joining CEPII, Christophe was posted overseas, first as the head of the Economic Department of the French Embassy to Malaysia (2003-2006), then as Financial Counselor of the French Embassy in Washington DC (2006-2010). His main areas of interest are the international financial and monetary relations,the US and the Chinese economies and the crisis of the Eurozone.

Head of the research program Emerging Economies / International Migrations