Laurent Ferrara is full Professor of International Economics at the SKEMA Business School since September 2019. He was previously head of the International Macroeconomics Division at the Banque de France in Paris, in charge of the global macroeconomic outlook as well as global policy issues such as exchange rates, commodities or global imbalances. He is also giving lectures at the Paris School of Economics and at the University of Paris Nanterre where he is associated researcher at EconomiX, a CNRS research unit.
Laurent Ferrara has been elected in May 2022 at the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters, an international association aiming at bridging the gap between theory and applications in forecasting, where he is heading the Macro Forecasting section. He is also member of the Board of Directors of the French Economic Association (AFSE) where he is chairing the French business cycle dating committee. Laurent Ferrara is an associate editor of two leading academic journals: the International Journal of Forecasting and International Economics.
Pr. Ferrara holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Paris North (2001) and a Research Habilitation in Economics from the University of Paris 1 – Panthéon – Sorbonne (2007). His academic research mainly focuses on international economics, international finance, macroeconomic forecasting, non-linear econometric modelling and business cycle analysis. He published more than 50 papers in international and national academic journals, chapters in books, as well as 3 books on international macroeconomics, financial forecasting and time series modelling.