Gilles Bransbourg

Gilles Bransbourg won the French nationwide high schools’ Concours Général award in History in 1982 and completed a PhD in History and Civilizations at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in 2004-2010. Prior to this, he had graduated in Economics, Mathematics, Political Science and Statistics in Paris, notably at École PolytechniqueSciences Po and École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique from 1983 to 1990. He then became a market economist and held senior managing positions in the banking sector until 2005. After his PhD, he joined the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World as a Visiting Research Scholar, and then the American Numismatic Society first as a curator and now as its Deputy Director. Still a Research Associate at ISAW where he advises doctoral students, occasionally teaching at New York University as well, his overall research focuses on comparative economic history. A frequent guest speaker in academic and business colloquiums and venues, he lectured in Economics at Sciences Po between 1990 and 1994 and at the Executive Master of Finance of Sciences Po between 2007 and 2015. Bransbourg also co-authored La Politique Monétaire de l’Euro in 2009, contributed to Fiscal Regimes and the Political Economy of Premodern States in 2015 and Le Gouvernement des Citoyens in 2017. Among numerous contributions to economic history, he recently published « Capital in the Sixth Century: the Dynamic of Tax and Estate in Egypt » in Journal of Late Antiquity (2016), which addresses the question of fiscal fairness across the social spectrum in Late Antiquity. He publishes occasional Op-Eds for Newsweek, Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, Les Échos and other medias. Bransbourg was made a knight in the French Order of the Académiques Palmes in 2014. As a financial consultant and committed to philanthropic endeavors, he serves on several boards and financial committees and advises or helps a range of institutions, foundations and corporations in Europe and the US. He has contributed to the establishment of an English-French dual language curriculum in New York public schools.