Vincent Aussilloux is heading the Economics department at France Stratégie, a public think tank part of the French PM administration. France Stratégie is dedicated to anticipating the main challenges faced by the country, evaluating public policies, informing and enriching the public debate. Vincent is also the general rapporteur of the French National Productivity Board. Previously, he was member of the private office of the French Minister for external trade. He worked five years as a member of the team of the Chief Economist, in the Directorate General for External Trade of the European Commission. Between January 2009 and December 2011, Vincent was seconded to the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. From 1998 to 2004, he also worked in the French Treasury. Vincent holds a Phd in economics from the University of Montpellier. His work focuses mainly on European economic issues, international economics, structural reforms, sustainable development, productivity and competitiveness. He is also chairing an NGO which is managing temporary urban shelters for homeless people.