Senior Research Fellow and Director of Ifri's Center for Asian Studies
- 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).
Growth in France, 1950-2030: The Innovation Challenge Paris : Ifri, 2004. - 82 p. (Travaux et recherches Ifri)
English translation of the book: 'La Croissance française 1950-2030: le défi de l’innovation',
La restructuration du secteur financier en Corée du Sud Françoise Nicolas,dans Bouissou, Jean-Marie et al. (dir), Après la crise - Les économies asiatiques face aux défis de la mondialisation, Paris, Karthala, 2003.
Unemployment in East Asia and Europe: Report of the Council for Asia-Europe Cooperation (CAEC) Paris : Ifri, Centre Asie Ifri, 2003. - 293 p. (Les cahiers d'Asie, n° 2)
While formal unemployment has existed in Western Europe for a long time, most East Asian economies had managed to avoid this hardship until recently. Yet, as a result of the financial crisis of 1997-98 in East Asia, as well as of the protracted economic crisis in Japan and of the deep...