Gilles is Chief European Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, he was co-head of European Economics Research at Deutsche Bank for five years. Gilles joined Deutsche Bank in 2009 from Bank of America. Between 1994 and 2006 he held several positions in the French civil service, at the central bank as well as at the national statistical institute (INSEE), and was head of the International Economics Division of Banque de France when he joined the private sector. He was also a member of the ECB's working group on forecasting (2002-2006), as well as of the BIS working group on mortgage finance (2005-2006). Gilles taught economics at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris ("Sciences-Po") from 1999 to 2006 as well as at Ecole Nationale d'Administration (2003-2006). Gilles frequently comments on European economic affairs in the media.
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