Anne-Laure Delatte to give talk Wednesday; last month, she spoke against the nomination of the next governor of the Bank of France

Written by
Rachel Estrada Ryan
Oct. 5, 2015

On September 8, French President Hollande nominated Francois Villeroy de Galhau to become the next governor of the Bank of France. A week later, more than 140 French economists signed an open letter (published in French newspaper LeMonde) opposing the nomination, citing among their primary concerns an inherent conflict of interest that could “undermine the independence” of the central bank’s regulatory initiatives. Villeroy de Galhau was, until recently, the co-CEO of BNP Paribas, one of the largest banks in the world that offers financial instruments and services to retail, corporate, and investment clientele.

French economist Anne-Laure Delatte, who is a visiting lecturer in economics at Princeton and a JRCPPF faculty affiliate, was among those who helped write and promote the letter against Villeroy de Galhau’s nomination. 

She then appeared on the CNN program “Quest Means Business” to further discuss her concerns (WATCH VIDEO HERE).

Anne-Laure Delatte will be giving a lunch talk (organized by the European Union Program and co-sponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society and The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance) on Wednesday to talk about this and other banking issues within the Euro Zone.

October 7, 2015
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.


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Lunch will be provided (first-come, first-served).