Public Finance Management, Development Economics, Macroeconomic Analysis


Specializing in development economics and public finance management, Hélène Ehrhart is a project manager in financial governance.

Her research and studies have focused on the links between taxation and inequality, the quality of public spending, financing for development and the macroeconomic analysis of AFD’s intervention countries.

With a PhD in economics from the University of Auvergne (CERDI), Hélène Ehrhart was already interested in public finance issues for her thesis, which focused on issues related to the mobilization of tax revenues in developing countries.

After working for three years as a research economist at the Banque de France, Hélène joined AFD’s Department of Economic Diagnostics and Public Policy from 2014 to 2020. She participated in the macroeconomic analysis of the countries of intervention of the franc zone and conducted research on the theme of public finances. Since 2020, she has been project manager in financial governance and oversees several projects in the field of public finance management in Africa and the East. 

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