Valerie Rouxel-Laxton specializes in international economic issues, European integration, economic policies, and global governance. She recently headed the Economic and Financial Affairs section at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in Washington, DC (2012 – 2017). In that role, Dr. Rouxel-Laxton was responsible for conducting analysis and reporting on macroeconomic developments in US and European economies, and representing the European Union (EU) on economic matters in the United States.

Previously, she served as head of sector for G-20 countries at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (2010 – 2012), and before that as deputy head at the unit for American and Asian Economies, at the International Monetary Foundation (IMF), and G7/8. She started her career at the EU as a labor market analyst, and as a forecaster and business cycle analyst.

Dr. Rouxel-Laxton holds a PhD in international economics from the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and a master’s degree in political science and international relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Lyon. She speaks English, French, Spanish and German, and has some notions of Russian.