Elyès Jouini is distinguished professor with endowed chair (Groupama, Risk Foundation) at the Université Paris-Dauphine where he currently serves as vice-president for research. He is also President of the Paris-Dauphine Foundation. He graduated from the Ecole normale supérieure and obtained his PhD in applied mathematics at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He taught at Paris 1, at the ENSAE (National School of Economics and Statistics), at Ecole Polytechnique and at the Stern Business School (NYU). He served as member of the French Economic Analysis Council (attached to the French Prime Minister) and of the High-Council for Science and Technology (attached to the French President). He also served as member of the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France Foundation. After the Tunisian Revolution, he shortly served as Minister of Economic and Social Reforms in the Tunisian transition Government and as a Prime Minister's Sherpa for the G8 meeting (Deauville). He is currently member of the board of COMAR (insurance) and of Banque de Tunisie and member of the steering committee of the French Finance Innovation cluster. Elyès Jouini wrote more than 50 papers in academic journals mainly in financial economics as well as numerous surveys and position papers.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2012.