Professor of Economics at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences –Po), Paris and LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome.
Since 1997, he has been a member of the Council of Economic Analysis of the French Prime Minister and a member of the Economic Commission of the Nation.
He has published a number of articles in international scientific journals on inflation and unemployment theories, open-economy theory, macroeconomic theory and policy, and European integration. He has also published numerous books and essays on related subjects. Among his last books are:
Mismeasuring our lives, with Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, the New Press, 2010; After the Crisis, the Way Ahead, with Edmund S. Phelps, Christopher Pissarides and al., Luiss University Press, 2010; Report on the State of the European Union, Palgrave, 2010.
Dr. Fitoussi has contributed regularly to French and foreign newspapers and is columnist for La Repubblica, Le Monde and Project syndicate.
From 2000, to 2009 he has been an expert at the European Parliament, Commission of Monetary and Economic Affairs. He has been President of OFCE, a French research centre and forecasting institute, from 1990 to 2010. He was also a member of the UN Commission on the Reform of the International Monetary and Financial System and Coordinator of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (2008-2009).