Bertrand de Largentaye

Visiting Professor

Fields of expertise

  • French and European economic policy

  • French and European foreign policy

  • International Trade

  • European institutions and policies

  • Eastern Europe and Conflict in the Balkans

  • Transatlantic relations


  • ENA (Ecole Nationale d'Administation), France

  • HEC Business School, France

  • B.A., Economics, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université Paris-Assas, France

Previous experience

Forty-year experience as a policy expert in the French government and EU institutions, including:

  • Minister Counselor to the Permanent Delegations of the European Commission and European Union to UNESCO and OECD (2006-2011)

  • Chargé de mission on various projects, European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, and Directorate General for External Relations (1989-2006)

  • Senior-level officer in the French Government: Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Trade (1973-1988)

  • Researcher (2002-2006), Consultant (2006-present), Notre Europe-Institut Jacques Delors (Paris-based think-tank)

Teaching activities :

  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences-Po), Rennes, France

  • Ecole de Management du pôle universitaire Léonard de Vinci


Member of the Management Council and Strategic Orientation Council of Institut des hautes Etudes d'Amérique Latine (IHEAL)

Selected publications

  • "Plein emploi et liberté des échanges : la Suède" in Revue Française d'Economie, Vol. IV, I, hiver 1989

  • "The Economic and Social Imperatives of the Future Europe" (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden‐Baden: 1992): chapter on the European Union

  • Ex‐Yugoslavia : from War to Peace (Generalitat Valenciana, 1993): chapter on the role of the European Union

  • "L'Europe en Chantier" (Hachette, Paris: 1993)

  • "Las arenas movedizas de los Balcanes", in Perspectivas de solucion, (Editorial Complutense, Madrid: 1996)

  • The Economic Consequences of Sanctions in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. A Report by the Chairman of the Working Group on Economic Issues to the Co--

  • "Chairmen of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia", in The ICFY Official Papers, edited by B.G.Ramcharan (Kluwer Law International, 1997)

  • "Tacis and Privatisation: sector policy analysis", European Commission, 1998

  • "Relations extérieures de l'Union européenne", Commissariat général du Plan, 1999

  • "La convencion sobre el futuro de Europa y la politica exterior y de seguridad comun, Cuenta y Razon", no. 128 (febrero-marzo-abril 2003)

  • "L’avenir de la relation transatlantique à la lumière de la crise irakienne" in La revue internationale et stratégique no.53 (printemps 2004)

  • "L’Europe et les Etats-Unis, ou les paradoxes d’un partenariat singulier" in Le nouvel état de l’Europe (Editions La Découverte, Paris: 2004)

  • La Europa de mañana, Cuenta y Razon, no. 133, juillet 2004

  • “Réflexions sur la recherche du plein emploi en Europe » in Galbraith, John Kenneth: L’ère de l’opulence et le libéralisme, Collection: Economie et Innovation, n° 23 (Innoval – L’Harmattan, Paris: 2006)

  • "Le pardon et la promesse : pour une approche plus régionale de la question des Balkans par l’Union européenne" (co-authored with Tamara Buschek et Fabien Dupuis), published by Notre Europe, policy paper n° 21, May 2006

  • "Quel modèle de croissance pour la France? La leçon des expériences étrangères", Conference proceedings, Colloquium on Economic Growth, Palais du Luxembourg, Paris, 30 June 2006

  • "Le Kosovo après le 10 décembre 2007: enjeux pour l'Union européenne" (co-authored by Tamara Buschek), published by Notre Europe, December 2007 (link)

  • "Perspectives des relations entre l'Union européenne et la Russie" in L'économie russe depuis 1990, Collection Ouvertures Economiques (Editions De Boeck Université, Brussels: 2008)

  • "The significance of the 2008 American presidential election", published by Notre Europe, January 2009 (link)

  • "De nouvelles perspectives pour les relations entre l'Union européenne et l'Amérique latine", published by Notre Europe, June 2009 (link)

  • "The Obama administration, one year on", Notre Europe, 2010 (link)

  • "Etats-Unis et Europe, contradictions et convergences au regard de l'actualité", published by Institut Catholique d'Etudes Supérieures de la Roche-sur-Yon, 2010 (link)

  • La réforme administrative en Croatie: la coopération avec la Commission et l'OCDE, published by Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), April 2010 (link)

  • "The Obama administration's second year in office", published by Notre Europe, January 2011 (link)

  • "Quatre ans de présidence Obama : évolution des relations transatlantiques et perspectives", published by Notre Europe, October 2012 (link)

  • "Barack Obama versus Mitt Romney on transatlantic relations", published by Public Service Europe, October 2012 (link)

  • "The Reef That Wrecks the Monetary Economy", in International Journal of Political Economy, vol. 42, no.1. Spring 2013

  • Challenges and Prospects of a Transatlantic Free Trade Area, October 2013 (link)

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