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Main Affiliations

Professor of Economics
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM)
Centre Emile Bernheim (CEB) - Director


  • PhD in economics, Robert Schuman University (Strasbourg)
  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg, (Economics and finance section)


Pierre-Guillaume Méon is Professor of Economics at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He has been the director of Centre Emile Bernheim since 2009.

He received his PhD in 1999 from the Robert Schuman University (Strasbourg, France), where he obtained his first full-time position as an associate professor (maître de conférences).

He specialises in political macroeconomics and economic integration. His main fields of interest now include the political economy of monetary policy, and the impact of political institutions on economic performance. He has published several articles on those topics in international refereed journals such as the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, World Development, Public Choice, the European Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Comparative Economics, or the Journal of International Money & Finance.

He is also a member of the editorial board of Public Choice, of the European Journal of Political Economy, and of the Brussels Economic Review/Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles.

Selected Publications

  • Dreher, A., Méon, P.-G., & Schneider, F. (2014, January). The devil is in the shadow: Do institutions affect income and productivity or only official income and official productivity? Public choice, CEBPostprint005(1-2), 121-141. doi:10.1007/s11127-012-9954-8

  • Méon, P.-G., & Minne, G. (2014, March). Mark my Words: Information and the Fear of Declaring one’s Exchange Rate Regime. Journal of development economics, CEBPostprint006, 244-261.

  • Hayo, B., & Méon, P.-G. (2013, October). Behind closed doors: Revealing the ECB’s decision rule. Journal of international money and finance, CEBPostprint011, 135-160.

  • D'Hernoncourt, J., & Méon, P.-G. (2012, January). The not so dark side of trust: Does trust increase the size of the shadow economy? Journal of economic behavior & organization, 81(1), 97-121. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2011.09.010

  • Méon, P.-G., & Sekkat, K. (2012, November). FDI Waves, Waves of Neglect of Political Risk. World development, 40(11), 3, 2194-2205. doi:

  • Méon, P.-G., & Weill, L. (2010, March). Is corruption an efficient grease? World development, 38(3), 244-259. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2009.06.004

  • Méon, P.-G., Farvaque, E., & Matsueda, N. (2009, December). How committees impact the volatility of policy rates. Journal of Macroeconomics. doi:10.1016/j.jmacro.2009.01.002

  • Sekkat, K., & Méon, P.-G. (2008, April). Institutional quality and trade: which institutions? Which trade? Economic Inquiry, 46(2), 227-240. doi:10.1111/j.1465-7295.2007.00064.x

  • Méon, P.-G., & Sekkat, K. (2005, January). Does corruption grease or sand the wheels of growth? Public Choice, 122(1-2), 69-97.

Updated on May 2, 2019