Centre Pour la Recherche Economique Et Ses Applications CEPREMAP (CEP)

CEPREMAP is a research agency under the aegis of the French Ministry of Research that provides economic research for the benefit of decision-makers, and is at the same time a financing agency for projects that are known to play an important role in making public policy. In particular, the Dynare project was started in 1994 at CEPREMAP around the creation of a simulation and estimation platform for Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) models. Since then, Dynare has become a tool of choice for policy modelling and forecasting in both policy and academic circles. Today, the modelling team at CEPREMAP develops and maintains the software, consults for institutions using Dynare and organises workshops and conferences around DSGE modelling.

Main tasks in the project

CEPREMAP will lead WP10 and will also contribute to WP1, WP3, WP8 and WP9. As Vice-Coordinator they will contribute significantly to WP12 and the Dissemination team.

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Team leader

  • Daniel Cohen is vice-President of Paris School of Economics, Professor at École Normale Supérieure, Paris and Director of CEPREMAP. He has previously been a member of the Council of Economic Analysis reporting to the French Prime Minister and a consultant for the World Bank. His research focuses on sovereign debt in poor and emerging countries and on growth theory.

Project vice-coordinators

  • Eleni Iliopulos is Assistant Professor at Paris School of Economics, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and research fellow at CEPREMAP since 2008. Her research interests include international macroeconomics, monetary economics and financial market imperfections -- mainly using DSGE models.
  • Xavier Ragot is the President of the OFCE, a CNRS research fellow, an Associate Professor at Paris School of Economics and a research fellow at CEPREMAP. His research topics include macroeconomics, monetary economics and market incompleteness.


  • Stéphane Adjemian is Assistant Professor at Université du Maine, research fellow at CEPREMAP and co-manager of the Dynare project. He has served as a consultant for the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He works extensively on the estimation of DSGE models.
  • Michel Juillard is Senior Adviser at Banque de France and research fellow at CEPREMAP since 1994. He is also advisory editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He carries out research on simulation and estimation of DSGE models and initiated the Dynare project.
  • Sumudu Kankanamge is Assistant Professor at Toulouse School of Economics and research fellow at CEPREMAP since 2009. His research is focused on fiscal and monetary policy, macroeconomic fluctuations in dynamic general equilibrium models and labour market issues.
  • Frédéric Karamé is Assistant Professor at Université du Maine and research fellow at CEPREMAP since 2009. He works on applied macroeconomics (DSGE resolution, estimation methods for linear and nonlinear unobserved components models).
  • Ferhat Mihoubi is Professor at Université Paris-Est Créteil and research fellow at CEPREMAP since 2006. He works extensively on macroeconomics, modelling and the solution of dynamic models.
  • Thepthida Sopraseuth is Professor at Université de Cergy-Pontoise and research fellow at CEPREMAP since 2001. Her research is focused on international macroeconomics and labour market fluctuations using DSGE and heterogeneous agent models.
  • Sébastien Villemot is research fellow at CEPREMAP and co-manager of the Dynare project since 2009. His research areas include DSGE modelling, computational economics and sovereign debt in emerging and poor countries.
  • Thomas Weitzenblum is Professor at at Université du Maine and research fellow at CEPREMAP since 2001. His research topics include macroeconomic policy in heterogeneous agents models, political economy, and life cycle with heterogeneity.