Senior Research Fellow and Director, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri
- Emerging economies, with a focus on East Asia
- East Asian regional economic integration
- Foreign direct investment and growth
- Globalization and its impacts on global governance
Françoise Nicolas has been with Ifri since 1990. She also teaches at Langues' O, Sciences Po Paris (Europe-Asia programme, Le Havre campus) and Sciences Po (Lyon) and is a consultant to the Directorate for Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs of the OECD (DAF) focusing on Southeast Asian non-member countries.
In the past she was an assistant Professor in international economics at the University of Paris-Est (Marne-la-Vallée) from 1993 to 2016, and taught at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS, Geneva – 1987-90), at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1991-95), as well as at the HEC School of Management (2000-02).
Françoise Nicolas holds a Ph.D in international economics (1991) and a MA in political science (1985) from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva, Switzerland), as well as a diploma in translation from the University of Geneva (1980). She has also studied at the University of Sussex (1980-81) and has spent some time as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore (1999) and at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) in Seoul (2004).
China’s rise, US rebalancing in Asia, historic defense reforms in Japan, the adoption of new Guidelines for bilateral cooperation: the Japan-US alliance has reached a turning point in its history.
Regional Integration Within Greater China – State of Play and Future Prospects in B. Andreosso-O’Callaghan, J. Jaussaud et B. Zolin (dir.), Economic Integration in Asia – Towards the Delineation of a Sustainable Path, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2014
China's Direct Investment in the European Union: Challenges and Policy Responses China Economic Journal, vol. 7. No 1, 2014, pp. 103-25
The dramatic rise of Chinese direct investment into the European Union has sparked a debate about the control that China may be seeking to take over European economies. Quite naturally these concerns have led to repeated calls that action be taken to slow down, if not to...
Lessons from Investment Policy Reform in Korea (avec Stephen Thomsen et Mi-Hyun Bang), OECD Working Papers on International Investment, No. 2013/02, OECD Publishing, 2013.
As more and more countries seek to liberalise their foreign investment regimes to attract global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI), an essential question for policy-makers is no longer just what to reform but also how to reform. How is a reformist government to sell...