Heriot-Watt University and CEPR
Jacques Melitz is now Professor emeritus at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, where he had been Professor of economics from 2006 to 2013. He had previously held positions as a senior economist at CREST-INSEE in Paris, as visiting professor at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris and at Harvard University, as visiting scholar at Princeton University, the European University Institute and the Bank of Italy, and as consultant with the OECD and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. He holds a Ph. D. from Princeton University. His main areas of research are international macroeconomics and the economics of language. He has published widely in internationally renowned journals, a book on Primitive and Modern Money and has jointly edited several books. He has been a CEPR research fellow since its inception and remains a consultant at CEPII in Paris as well as a visiting scholar at CREST-INSEE. His current research concerns the economics of language, cultural influences on trade, fiscal policy and EMU.