1. What is your current position today?
I am a senior economist at TAC - Thierry Apoteker Consulting.
My principal task is knowledge management to collect
information on emerging economies and macroeconomic
issues (trade, investment, monetary policies, etc.); I therefore
participate in synthesizing information and preparing
reports on emerging economies, related to economic and
financial risk assessments.
I also represent the company in India and manage our
research office in New Delhi, with responsibilities in terms of
finance and human resources.
2. What was your path from master graduation to this
current post and what are the key elements which helped
you to make your choices?
During my Master in Mathematics, Statistics and
Econometrics, with a great emphasis in microeconomics
and industrial organization, I decided to specialize in
macroeconomics and did my master thesis on World
Income Distribution. I then joined ENSAE in Paris for a 1-year
postgraduate program in Forecasting and Economic Policy;
I built upon my previous knowledge by choosing courses in
international and development economics and additional
quantitative techniques like macroeconometrics. My first
position was with the French Embassy in India for 2 years,
where I was in charge of the economic follow-up of India and
South-Asian countries (growth, monetary and budgetary
policies, etc.) and of development issues in relation with the
World Bank and IMF. Upon returning to France, I joined TAC
in 2009 to work on country risk analysis as well as on specific
country studies, and moved back to India in mid-2010,
allowing a strengthened proximity to core economic issues in
3. According to your professional experience, what are the
most useful skills that you obtained during your degree?
The Masters degree helped me develop an intense research
approach to economic problems, with an acute awareness of
the importance of extensive academic work already available.
The academic program also allowed me to acquire stronger
analytical and synthesis skills to assess and evaluate the
relevance of economic information and research.
4. What advice would you like to give to the TSE students or
to the School?
First, student must realize the wide range of professional
economic areas, and determine as soon as possible their
main interest to focus their studies on it. Also, I am delighted
to see the efforts made by the TSE Alumni association, and I
am sure it will provide greater opportunities for students to
interact with professionals of various horizons (public and
private research, policy-making, etc.) and strengthen their
interests in the economic sphere.