Associate Research Fellow


Research areas:

  • US energy policy



Jean-François Boittin, a former official with the French Treasury, has worked on international economic issues ever since he left ENA, the school that trains French civil servants. He was the French representative to the GATT in Geneva during most of the Uruguay Round negotiations before leading the team in Paris that worked towards their conclusion in Marrakech and the creation of the World Trade Organization.  After a first posting in New York and Washington, he led the Treasury teams in the French Embassy in Washington, twice, as well as in Berlin. Now living in Washington, D.C., he follows the evolution of American economic policy, with a special emphasis on trade, energy and the environment as well as the digital economy. He has been a research associate with Ifri’s Centre for Energy & Climate since July 2017.

A graduate in classical studies at the École Normale Supérieure, Mr. Boittin is a regular contributor to L’Obs and The Globalist.

Domaines d'expertise
Thématiques transversales