Fields of research

  • Macroeconomics,
  • Fiscal policy,
  • Government performance, 
  • Fiscal discipline,
  • Fiscal union,
  • Fiscal federalism.

Research contracts

Project Leader of the ITI MAKERS :  "Making European Society" (2021-2028).


Project Leader of the IDEX CAPSE :  "For a Common Culture of European Public Action : Application to employment, education, culture and sport" (2017-2020).


Project Leader of the IDEX-CNRS « Construction and use of indicators in European governance » (2013-2015).

Project Member of the PROJEX « Strasbourg School for European Studies » (2012-2015)

Project Leader of ERMEES Team (Strasbourg European Macroeconomics Research Team) 



Doctoral supervision

EBELING Antoine (since 2020), Macroeconomic impact and alternative methods for financing ecological and energy transition: Application to the EU (co-direction with Samuel LIGONNIERE)



BARET Kéa (since 2018), Challenges and limites for a golden rul in the EMU : The contribution of Machine Learning Approach (co-direction with Theophilos PAPADIMITRIOU, Thrace University, Greece)


SIMON Agathe (since 2018), Automatic fiscal stabilizers in the euro zone: Challenges and perspectives for the European Unemployment Benefit (co-direction with Mathieu LEFEBVRE)


THOMMEN Yann (since 2016), Collective bargaining and labor market in the EU (co-direction with Francesco de PALMA).


DAHMANI Narimène (since 2015), The economic value and the impact of geographic information in the territories (co-direction with Sandrine WOLFF). 


LE Duc Anh (since 2013), Government Expenditure and Economic Growth: Evidence from Vietnam

(co-direction with NGUYEN VAN Phu).


MAZUY Nicolas (since 2013), Impact of monetary union on structural heterogeneities in the EMU

(co-direction with Moïse SIDIROPOULOS).


BETTI Thierry (2011-2015), Fiscal policy and the labor market in the Euro Zone : Multipliers, spillover effets and fiscal federalism(co-direction with Giuseppe DIANA).



Expert activities

Scientific expert for the Commissariat général à la stratégie et à la prospective (Centre d’analyse stratégique before 2013), French Prime Minister Service (Paris, 2007-2014)

Scientific Advisor for the Committee on Budgets of the European Parliament (Brussels, 2013-2014)

Scientific Advisor for the SAFE Commission (Special committee on the policy challenges and budgetary resources for a sustainable European Union after 2013) of the European Parliament (Brussels, November 2010)

Scientific expert for the Committee of the Regions of the EU (Brussels, September 2010-June 2011)



Expert publications

BARBIER-GAUCHARD Amélie (2018), La discipline budgétaire dans la zone euro : enjeux et perspectives,
dans Naegelen et Waserman (2018), Assemblée Nationale, Rapport d’information n1453 sur l’avenir de la zone
euro, p.173-176.

BARBIER-GAUCHARD Amélie et MAZUY Nicolas (2018), Un budget de la zone euro à vocation conjoncturelle :entre fédéralisme budgétaire en progression et mille-feuilles institutionnel, dans Naegelen et Waserman (2018),Assemblée Nationale, Rapport d’information n1453 sur l’avenir de la zone euro, , p.205-214.

•BARBIER-GAUCHARD Amélie (2017), Thinking the EU budget post 2020 : the need to consider the crucial role of European Regions, dans Assembly of European Regions (Eds), Report on regionalisation (Part II).



European public expenditure : Community level and National level,

Briefing Note, European Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policy Department : Budgetary Affairs.


Non community European Spending: A little known yet substantial reality,

Notre Europe-Institut Jacques Delors, Policy Paper, n95, september.

BARBIER-GAUCHARD Amélie et RUBIO Eulalia (2012),

Spending better together - Analysis and recommendations,

Notre Europe-Institut Jacques Delors, Synthesis, november.

BARBIER-GAUCHARD Amélie, LE GUILLY Marie-Françoise et MAREUGE Céline (2012),

Scoreboard of European public spending: An aggregated approach to clarify the organisation of public finance in the EU,

Centre d’Analyse Stratégique, february.


Thinking the EU budget and public spending in Europe: the need to use an aggregate approach,

Notre Europe, Brefs, n29, june.




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