Vincent Bignon

Adviser to the Communications Director on communications and economic contents - Senior consultant researcher

Vincent Bignon

Vincent Bignon has been with the Banque de France since 2011, and is currently a senior consultant researcher and adviser on communications and economic content in the Communications Directorate. Since joining the Bank, he has spent four years as adviser to the Director General Research and International Relations, two years as Deputy Head of the Microeconomic Analyses Division, four years in the Monetary Policy Research Division and a year on secondment with the Directorate in charge of supervising payment system infrastructures and central clearing counterparties in the Directorate General Financial Stability and Operations. He is also an associate professor at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics at the University of Aix-Marseille.

Before joining the Banque de France, he was an associate professor at Paris East University from 2003 to 2006, at Sciences Po Paris from 2006 to 2009 and at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva from 2009 to 2011. He also held visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, at the Bernoulli Center of the University of Basel, at the Marc Bloch Institute in the Humboldt University in Berlin and at George Mason University in Virginia.

Current Position

Advisor Communication and economic contents with the communication directorate and senior consultant researcher

Previous Position

  • Advisor to the General Director of Statistics, Economics and International (2018-2022)
  • Deputy head of the Microeconomic Analysis Unit of Banque de France (2016-2018)
  • Research secondment in the division supervising payment system and market infrastructures (2015-2016)
  • Macroéconomist in the Monetary Policy Study Unit – Banque de France (2011-2016)
  • Visiting lecturer, Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (2009–2011)
  • Adjunct professor Sciences Po (2005–2009)
  • Associate professor (with tenure), University of Paris Est Créteil (2003–2014)
  • Visiting scholar University of Pennsylvania (2002-2003)


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Ecole Polytechnique (2002)
  • Master in Economics (D.E.A.) University of Paris West Nanterre (1997)
  • B.A in History, La Sorbonne (1995) – B.A. in Economics and Management, La Sorbonne (1994)
  • Agrégation in economics, business and accounting (1996) – E.N.S. Cachan (1993-1997)

Research Interest

Monetary and financial economics, economic history


Academic Publications