Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn is an accomplished international economist, with broad experience across central banking institutions, International Organizations, and academia.
Mr. Strauss-Kahn has twice served as Director General and Chief Economist of the French central bank, most recently serving as Governor’s Special Advisor. Over his 4-decade career at the Central Bank of France, Mr. Strauss-Kahn has held several portfolios including Director General for Statistics, Economics and International Relations, Vice-President of the Foundation for Research and Director for European Relations. He also has considerable experience at other financial institutions, including the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), where he contributed to establishing the European Monetary Institute, forerunner of what then became the European Central Bank (ECB). Mr. Strauss-Kahn also served as a Visiting Senior Advisor to the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.
Mr. Strauss Kahn has worked in senior positions across several International Organizations, including most recently as Executive Director for France, Spain, Austria and the Nordic countries at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He also served as a research economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and as a senior economist on monetary and fiscal issues for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
He has taught economics, published articles and has been a member of various academic fora, including the SUERF Council (European Money and Finance Forum) and the Board of the International Journal of Central Banking (IJCB). Throughout his academic career, Mr. Strauss-Kahn has focused on international economics, monetary policy and European integration. He served as a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) between 2008 and 2011.
Mr. Strauss-Kahn holds several Masters and diploma: in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics at Paris I – Sorbonne University, in Business Administration at ESSEC Business School, in Political Sciences at Institut d’Études Politiques (SciencesPo) in Paris, in Public Economics at Paris X – Nanterre University, and in Economics at the University of Chicago.