Patrick Messerlin

Email: patrick.messerlin@free.fr


Patrick Messerlin is Chairman of ECIPE’s Steering Committee/Advisory Board, Professor emeritus of economics at Sciences Po Paris, and Director of Groupe d’Economie Mondiale (GEM) at Sciences Po since its creation in 1997.  GEM is an independent research unit seeking to improve the performance of French and European public policies in a global world.

From 1986 to 1990, Patrick Messerlin was a Senior Economist at the Research Department of the World Bank.  In 1990, he joined Sciences Po as a Professor of economics.  He was also a visiting professor at the University of Houston (Texas, USA), Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada), Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität (Frankfurt Am Main, Germany) and Keio University (Tokyo, Japan).  He has written many books and articles on his areas of expertise.

In 2001-2002, Patrick Messerlin was a special advisor to Mike Moore, the WTO Director General.  He also served as a member of the Preparatory Conference to the G7-G8 Summits (a group of independent persons gathered by the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Tokyo Foundation).  In 2003-2005, he co-chaired with Ernesto Zedillo, Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, the Task Force on “Trade for Development” for the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.  In 2008-2011, he also co-chaired with Ernest Zedillo the joint World Bank & UK Department for International Development Task Force on Global Finance and Trade Architecture.  In 2009-2012, he was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Trade Council, which he chaired in 2010-2011During all these years, he has been a consultant to many international organizations, governments and firms.    

  • Korea Project

    Turning the Single Digital Market into a House of Cards? The European Local Content Quota on Netflix

    By Patrick Messerlin

    On May 25, 2016, the Commission proposed to amend two dozen articles of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (hereafter the “Directive”). One amendment requests “providers of on-demand audiovisual media services under their jurisdiction to secure at least a 20 percent share of European works in their catalogue and ensure prominence of these works.” The Commission…

  • Korea Project

    The Secret to the Success of K-pop: The Benefits of Well-Balanced Copyrights

    By Jimmyn Parc, Patrick Messerlin, Hwy-Chang Moon

    Today’s mantra in many political and business circles is that stringent copyrights are needed for fostering cultural creativity and that piracy is the greatest obstacle toward creativity. If that were true, the success of Korean pop music or K-pop should never have occurred. This chapter seeks to explain this apparent paradox through three steps. First,…

  • ECIPE Bulletins

    The Beauty of Public Procurement in TTIP

    By Patrick Messerlin

    The TTIP negotiation is taking another leap of faith as it delves into the question of public procurement this week. The topic is inarguably a thorny issue where market access gets linked to “sub-central” levels of decision-making (State or even Municipality “independent” choices), national security and jobs policy. Yet the U.S. procurement market is, by…

  • Korea Project

    The French Audiovisual Policy: An evaluation

    By Patrick Messerlin

    The two last years have witnessed a hot debate in France on whether the current French audiovisual policy has had a positive or a negative impact on the attractiveness (rayonnement) of French culture. Insiders from the cinema industry have strongly challenged the official view that the French policy has been successful. The vested interests have…

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