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Eric Chaney, Chief Economist
AXA Group

Eric Chaney has been the chief economist for the AXA Group since 2008. His mission is to provide a vision on the most likely scenarios for the global economy in the medium to long term, as well as an assessment of the main macroeconomic risks, for the group and its main entities.

Within AXA Investment Managers, Eric leads the Research and Investment Strategy team, promoting a multidisciplinary approach to quality research. Eric has launched the AXA IM Symposium (Paris 2010, London 2011 and 2012, Paris 2013) which featured prominent speakers such as Stephen Roach, Francesco Giavazzi, Jacques de Larosière, Charles Goodhart, Sushil Wadhwani, P.O. Gourinchas, Stephen Li Jen, Thomas Huertas, Richard Koo, Tim Tacchi, Thomas Kirkwood. 

From 2000 to 2008, Eric Chaney was chief economist for Europe at Morgan Stanley, which he had joined in 1995. Previously, he headed the economic forecasting unit of the French statistical office (INSEE). Before that, he was responsible for global forecasts and analysis at the French Treasury.

He has been associate professor at the French School of Administration (ENA). Since 1997, Eric has been a member of the French Economic Council of the Nation, which advises the Minister of Finance. He is an independent member of the French Tax Council since 2010. He sits on the Scientific Boards of the AXA Research Fund and of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the French financial market watchdog. 

A former professor of mathematics and editor of a mathematical journal of the University of Strasbourg, Eric also holds a Master’s Degree in economics and econometrics from the Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE ParisTech). 

Eric lives in Paris, is married and has five children.

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