Jean Monnet Chair

Institut Universitaire de France Junior Member

Professor of Macroeconomics

Faculty of Economics and Management

University of Strasbourg

61, avenue de la Forêt Noire

67000 Strasbourg (FRANCE)




7 June, 2024 - Institut Sapiens Policy Paper - "The EU on the eve of the European elections : Issues and tools" (Policy Paper, in French)


On the eve of the European elections, the European Union (EU) faces many challenges: climate, defense, internal market, education and health. To deal with this, the EU will have to give itself the means to think differently about financing itself; different avenues exist.


Institut Sapiens Policy Paper by A. Barbier-Gauchard

15 May, 2024 - French-German conference on "Economic Resilience and Borders" (European Parliament) 

This event is co-organized by the Centre d'Excellence Monnet, the Interdisciplinary Thematic Institute "Making European Society" of the University of Strasbourg, and the University of Applied Sciences of Kehl.  The aim of this conference is to welcome Brian Gerber, an eminent American economist, and to invite him to discuss on economic resilience and frontiers with French and German researchers, politicians and civil society.  More information on :

ITI MAKErS website (workshops)

19 January, 2024 - Bank of England & London School of Economics -European Institute workshop on Behavioural Macro and Finance (London)


At the invitation of Paul de Grauwe, we had the opportunity to present a paper co-authored with Thierry Betti entitled "Fiscal multipliers, public debt anchor andgovernment credibility in a behaviouralmacroeconomic model".

A stimulating meeting with Paul de Grauwe and Yumei Ji. 



21 March, 2023 - Publication of "Handbook on Public Sector Efficiency" 

Edited by Antonio Afonso, Joao Tovar Jalles ans Ana Venancio (ISEG, Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, Portugal), this Handbook gathered expert contributions on public sector efficiency for both national and sub-national governments and for some sectors like education or health, but also methodology and measurement issues alongside the allocation of resources to ensure better efficiency and effectiveness. This Handbook will be an important read for academics and students in economics and public administration. It will also provide an excellent background for the policy makers of international institutions looking to help the general public have a better understanding of how public spending works in order for them to make informed decisions when voting.

Amélie Barbier-Gauchard, Kéa Baret and Xavier Debrun are contributors of this Handbook with a chapter entitled "Government efficiency and fiscal rules". 

More information :


17 October, 2022 - Installation ceremony of the 2022 laureates of the Institut Universitaire de France 

Appointed on October 1st 2022 as a member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) for a period of 5 years, Amélie Barbier-Gauchard received the medal of the members of the IUF during the ceremony of installation of the Junior and Senior 2022 laureates, which took place on October 17th in the Grand Amphithéâtre of the Sorbonne. The programme included a speech by Olivier Houdé, administrator of the IUF, a presentation of the results by institution (Strasbourg came 3rd with 7 medals behind Paris Cité and Sorbonne Université), the awarding of medals by institution, and a speech by Sylvie Retailleau, Minister for Higher Education and Research.

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1 October, 2022 - Appointment to the Institut Universitaire de France 

By order of the Minister of Higher Education and Research dated 26 May 2022, Amélie Barbier-Gauchard is appointed Junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), awarded a Fundamental Chair since 1 October 2022, for a 5 years period. The aim of the Institut Universitaire de France is to promote the development of high-level scientific research and, as such, it awards the status of Junior IUF member to young teacher-researchers of exceptional quality.

See also

April 2022 - Interview for MédiaCités

Amélie Barbier-Gauchard, Eulalia Rubio and Nicolas-Jean Brehon interviewed on Marine Le Pen's European priorities : "La contribution nette versée à l'UE a augmenté de 50 % sous le mandat Macron "


Read the full contribution for Médiacités

April 2022 - Interview pour BBC World

to talk about the post-pandemic economic recovery plan in France (16 min of the programme), after an interview with Keneth Rogoff on the IMF's global economic growth forecasts.



December, 2021 - Jean Monnet Chair Understanding and Disseminating on European Fiscal Integration (DEFI)

Amélie Barbier-Gauchard has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair by the European Commission. 
The Jean Monnet DEFI Chair aims to develop new research and to stimulate a European training dynamic on all issues related to the exercise of economic policy in the European environment, in partnership with a number of European universities. 
The Jean Monnet Chairs awarded by the European Commission aim to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European studies.

4 June, 2021 - Kick off meeting ITI MAKErS

The Making European Society (MAKErS) Interdisciplinary Thematic Institute (ITI) is a 8 years interdisciplinary research and training programme that gathered nearly 150 researchers from differents disciplines (lax, economics, political science, sociology, ..) to analyse and unterstand the makin of European society.

Project coordinators : Hélène Michel (SAGE), Mélanie Schmitt (DRES) and Amélie Barbier-Gauchard (BETA).

More information :


February, 2021 - Interview for Actu Unistra and l'Etudiant magazine

"REPARE Program : A win-win program"

By recruiting students to become tutors, the Faculty intends to respond to a threefold concern: to fight against isolation, dropping out and demotivation of students.

Read the full article for Actu Unistra 

Real the full article for l'Etudiant magazine


March, 2021 - ERMEES blog article

 Next Generation EU : A time-bomb or a new lease of life ?  Understanding the EU Recovery Plan in 5 questions

The NGEU launched in the heart of the pandemic crisis in 2020, can be a cornerstone for the future of the European, but can also become the painful indicator of the institutional dysfunctions of the EU.

Read the full article on ERMEES blog website


March, 2021 - Interview for Actu Unistra

 "Online teaching : 1 year later"

A retrospective of a year placed under the sign of adaptability following the COVID-19 earthquake which shook our teaching methods! Reorganisation of structures, new teaching techniques, new practices... First assessment and teachers' testimonies.


Read the full article for Actu Unistra


February, 2021 : Interview for Arc-en-ciel radio

The European tax and the future own resources of the EU"

Interview in the programme "L'habit ne fait pas l'Europe" on Arc-en-ciel radio


Listen the full interview for Arc-en-ciel radio 


10 February, 2021 : Article entitled "La gouvernance économique de la zone euro : vers une union budgétaire européenne ?", Amélie Barbier-Gauchard, Ouest France



Published books



Co-author of a book on the future of the euro area published in 2018 :
"La gouvernance économique de la zone euro : Réalités et perspectives", by Amélie Barbier-Gauchard, Moïse Sidiropoulos and Aristomène Varoudakis



Author of a book on fiscal federalism published in 2008 :
"Intégration budgétaire européenne, Enjeux et perspectives du fédéralisme budgétaire"

by Amélie Barbier-Gauchard

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