Europe, America, and the Financial Crisis

Europe, America, and the Financial Crisis

Pierre Grandjouan

12.1.2008

Pierre Grandjouan

Pierre Grandjouan is Consul General of France for the states of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He also heads the French Trade and Economic Mission for those states and -- since August 2007 -- Louisiana.

Prior to this appointment, he served as Economic Counselor at the French Embassy in London. From 1997 to 2002, he was advisor to the office of the Secretary of State for international trade and the office of the Minister of Agriculture Jean Glavany. Before that, he was Economic Counselor at the French Embassy in Washington.

Pierre Grandjouan graduated from the National School of Administration (ENA) in Paris and from the Institute of Political Sciences. He also holds a Master's degree from the University of Kent, UK.

French Consul General Pierre Grandjouan addresses economic relations between Europe and American and the global financial crisis. He discussed a number of lessons learned in Europe through the numerous rescue packages coordinated among the nations of the European Union during the financial crisis. He states that one such lesson is that EU needs to follow America’s model and have more coordination between its central banks and treasuries.