Denis Tersen
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Denis Tersen

Denis Tersen is an Associate Researcher at IRIS and a serving Senior civil servant. He specialises in international economic issues, particularly globalisation and international trade.


He has held positions of responsibility in these areas in the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, the French embassies in Washington and Tokyo and in the ministerial cabinets as International Affairs Adviser to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry (1977-1999) and Chief of Staff to Nicole Bricq, Minister of Foreign Trade (2012-2014). He has represented France on the Trade Policy Committees of the European Union and the OECD. In particular, he was involved in issues such as the draft Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) negotiated within the OECD, debt cancellation for poor countries for the 2000 Jubilee, and the draft Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).


He has also worked on innovation, design and regional economic development.


He has published numerous articles on trade policy and international economics (WTO, protectionism, relocation), the Japanese economy and the relationship between trade and climate.


Denis Tersen is a graduate of the Institut d’économie politique de Paris and a former student of the École nationale d’administration.