Eloi Laurent is a senior economist and scientific advisor at OFCE (Sciences-Po Center for economic research) and a visiting scholar at Harvard Center for European Studies (CES). A former aide in the French Parliament and for the French prime minister, he has been a visiting scholar at NYU, Columbia University, and at Harvard CES. He teaches in the Master of public affairs at Sciences-Po, in Stanford University, and La Sorbonne. His most recent books are «La Nouvelle Ecologie Politique» (with J-P. Fitoussi, 2008) and «Report on the State of the European Union-EU Governance in Crisis» (forthcoming 2009). Dr. Laurent holds a PhD in economics from Sciences Po (summa cum laude) and a master’s degree from the University Paris-Dauphine and graduated summa cum laude from Sciences Po.