Laurence Boone is Chief Economist at OECD, heading the Economics Department and supervising the contributions of the Economics Department to the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) and Inclusive Growth (IG) initiatives. She represents the OECD on economic issues and participates with the Secretary-General in the International Monetary and Financial Committee, and with the OECD Sherpa in the G7 and G20 meetings. From 2016 to 2018 she was Chief Economist at the AXA Group, head of research and a member of the Board of Directors of AXA Investment Managers. From 2014 to 2016, she was Special Advisor to the French President on multilateral and European economic and financial affairs. She was previously Managing Director of European Economic research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Chief Economist at Barclays Capital France. She has a PhD in Applied Economics from the London Business School, a post-graduate diploma in Modelling and Quantitative Analysis from the University of Paris X Nanterre, and a Master's Degree in Econometrics from the University of Reading (UK).