Prof. Éloi Laurent

Dr. Éloi Laurent is a senior economist at OFCE, professor at Ponts Paris Tech, at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po and visiting professor at Stanford University. Macro-economist by training (PhD), he graduated from Paris-Dauphine and Sciences Po (summa cum laude).

His work focuses on the relationship between well-being and sustainability through the social-ecological approach, in particular the exploration of the sustainability-justice nexus (just transitions) and planetary health-human health nexus (“full health nexus”).

He is the author or editor of twenty books in French and English (translated into nine languages), three governmental reports and around a hundred articles published in French and international journals.

He was parliamentary attaché to the National Assembly and assistant in the cabinet of the French Prime Minister. He has been a Visiting Scholar at New York University (NYU) and Columbia University, Visiting Professor at the University of Montreal, and Visiting Scholar and Professor at Harvard University.

He is Research Fellow at the Well-being Economy Alliance (WeALL), qualified expert for European institutions and chairman of the SHS 5 (economics and law) and Foresight (sustainable development) Commissions of the Scientific Research Fund, FRS- FNRS (Belgium).


  • Plenary 1: Why do we need to Rethink Growth?