I am a historian of economics and a political economist. I work on the history of macroeconomics, economic expertise and policies since the 1970s, notably in central banks. I am also developing quantitative tools to support my research.

Since October 2021, I am a FNRS postdoctoral researcher and I am interested in the multiple issues (scientific, organizational, political…) raised by the use of macroeconomic forecasting models by the European Central Bank and the European Commission (see a project description here)

I am also involved in a collective project funded by Rebuilding Macroeconomics on “Excavating the Academia/Policy Pipeline: Economic analysis at the Bank of England Pre and Post-Crisis”.

I am also working on a quantitative history of macroeconomics (1970-2020) with Alexandre Truc. This project is funded by the History of Economics Society and aims at developing an interactive platform displaying our results. We are developing R packages to apply network analysis to bibliometric data.

I am an elected member of the Board of Charles Gide Association for the Study of Economic Thought. I am also a member of the network for the history and philosophy of recent economics, REHPERE, and a managing editor of OEconomia, in charge of the book review section.


FNRS Post-Doctoral Researcher
Oct 2021 – Sep 2024 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Jan 2020 – Jan 2021 Montréal, Canada
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Sep 2018 – Jul 2019 Durham, North Carolina, United-States
Ph.D. Student with teaching responsibilities
Sep 2013 – Aug 2018 Paris, France


PhD in Economics
Sep 2013 – Dec 2017 Paris, France
Master 2 Economics and Human Sciences
Sep 2012 – Jun 2013 Paris, France
Master 1 Theories, History and Methods in Economics
Sep 2011 – Jun 2012 Paris, France


For details and preprint versions, see the Publications page.

Articles published in peer-review journals

Goutsmedt A. (2020) From Stagflation to the Great Inflation: Explaining the 1970s US Economic Situation. Revue d’Economie Politique, forthcoming 2021.

Goutsmedt A., Renault M. and Sergi F. (2020) European Economics and the Early Years of the `International Seminar on Macroeconomics', Revue d’Economie Politique, Forthcoming 2021.

Goutsmedt A., Guizzo, D., and Sergi, F. (2019) An agenda without a plan: Robert E Lucas’s trajectory through the public debate} OEconomia, 9(2).

Goutsmedt A., Pinzon-Fuchs E., Renault M. and Sergi F. (2019) Reacting to the Lucas Critique: The Keynesians' Pragmatic Replies. History of Political Economy, 51(3): 535-556.

Goutsmedt A. (2018) Thomas Sargent face à Robert Lucas: une autre ambition pour la Nouvelle Economie Classique. Oeconomia, 8(2).

Goutsmedt A. and Rubin G. (2018) Robert J. Gordon and the introduction of the Natural Rate Hypothesis in the Keynesian Framework. History of Economic Ideas, 26(3): 157-187.

Other publications

Goutsmedt A. (2019) James Forder, Macroeconomics and the Phillips Curve Myth. OEconomia. 9(3), 589-594.

Goutsmedt A (2017) The Macroeconomists and Stagflation: Essays on the Transformations of Macroeconomics in the 1970s. Ph.D. Dissertation, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Working papers and ongoing projects

Goutsmedt A., Sergi F., Cherrier B., Acosta J., Fontan C. and Claveau F., (2021) To change or not to change. The evolution of forecasting models at the Bank of England (1974-2014). Working paper. Rebuilding Macroeconomics project.

Goutsmedt A. and Alexandre Truc (2021) Fostering the European Integration of Economics: an Intellectual and Institutional History of the European Economic Review. Invitation for a European Economic Review special issue on the history of macroeconomics.

Acosta J., Cherrier B., Claveau F., Fontan C., Goutsmedt A., and Sergi F. (2020) Six Decades of Economic Research at the Bank of England. Working paper. Rebuilding Macroeconomics project.

Goutsmedt A. (2020) How the Phillips Curve Shaped Economic Expertise: The Debates on the Humphrey-Hawkins Act in the 1970s. Working Paper.

Goutsmedt A. (2017) Stagflation and the crossroad in macroeconomics: the struggle between structural and New Classical macroeconometrics. Documents de travail du Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne. 2017.43.

Goutsmedt A., Pinzon-Fuchs E., Renault M. and Sergi F. (2015) Criticizing the Lucas Critique: macroeconometricians’ response to Robert Lucas. Documents de travail du Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne. 2015.59.