Gérard Maarek has been appointed Senior Economic Adviser to EDHEC, working in the group's new economic research centre.
Maarek, a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and a former student at ENSAE, will advise EDHEC on the orientation of its research work in economics and will participate in validating the results of its research teams' projects.
He has past experience as an economist in both the private and public sectors in France. From 1992 to 2000, he was in charge of research studies in banking and economics with the Caisse Nationale de Crédit Agricole. He is the author of several publications and administrative reports in France - notably 'La dette, le boom, la crise', co-author, 1985 (Eng. 'Debt, boom, crisis'), 'Economie de l'enlisement', 1997, Economica, (Eng. 'The bogged down economy') and 'Macroéconomie et gestion d'actifs', 2003, Economica, (Eng. 'Macroeconomics and asset management').
Background notes: Founded in 1906, Edhec Business School is a top-ranking, full range business school with campuses in Lille and Nice, France. One of the few institutions worldwide to have earned the "triple crown" of international accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), Edhec Business School boasts the largest selection of English taught management programs in France. Ranked in the top 5 of the French "Grandes Ecoles", and 12th in the Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2005, the school offers six specialized M.Sc. courses and the Theseus MBA. Edhec Business School's alumni are active in 70 countries worldwide.
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