Louis Bê Duc

National Accounts Expert at the European Commission (Eurostat), on secondment

Louis Bê Duc is a national accounts expert at the European Commission, on secondment from the Banque de France. He was previously a senior economist at the Banque de France, in charge of external cooperation (macroeconomy and statistics sector) at the International Banking and Finance Institute (IBFI). He has also been a senior economist at the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the Ministry of Finance, as well as Bank Supervisor at the ACPR and administrator of the Banque de France’s Foundation for Research.

Current Position

National Accounts Expert at the European Commission (Eurostat), on secondment

Previous Position

  • Administrator of the Banque de France Foundation for research in monetary, financial and banking economics (2007-2015)
  • Senior Economist at the European Central Bank (Monetary Policies Directorate and Fiscal Policies Directorate) (1999-2007)
  •  Bank Supervisor at the ACPR (1996-1999)
  •  Economist at the European Commission, DG Economics (1994-1996)
  •  Economist at the French Budget Ministry (1992-1994)
  •  Economist and statistician in the Banque de France Monetary Statistics and Analysis Directorate (1988-1992)


  • MA, Institute of Political Studies, Paris (1984)
  • BA in Economics, Paris II University (1985)
  • Post-graduate certificate from ENSAE (2012)

Research Interest

Financial accounts, Monetary and fiscal policy


Academic Publications

  • From deficit to change in debt: bridging the gap (2007). ECB Monthly Bulletin, April.
  • Developments in private sectors balance sheet in the euro area (2004). ECB Monthly Bulletin, February.
  • Saving, financing and investment (2002). ECB Monthly Bulletin, August.
  • Financing and financial investment of the non-financial sectors in the euro area (2001). ECB Monthly Bulletin, May.
  • Article in “National budgeting for Economic and Monetary Union. Édité par A. Wildavsky (1993), Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • The decline in financing. (1992). INSEE Première, July.
  • Article in “Banking structures in Major countries (1991). Edited by G. Kaufman, Kluwer Academic Publishers.