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Philippe Maystadt


Philippe MAYSTADT, Belgian Minister of Finance.


MAYSTADT, Philippe was born on March 14, 1948 in Petit-Rechain.


Université Catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Louvain), Bachelor of Law and Economic Science. Master of Arts in Public Admin., Scholarship from Belgian American Educational Foundation.


Assistant professor Catholic University of Louvain, 1970-1977, professor, since 1989. Counselor minister of Walloon Affairs Government of Belgium, Brussels, 1974. Member House of Representatives District of Charleroi, Belgium, 1977.

Junior minister of regional economy and planning Government Belgium, Walloon Region, 1979-1980, minister public service and science policy Brussels, 1980—1981, minister budget and science policy, 1981-1985, minister of economic affairs, 1985-1988, vice prime minister, 1986-1988, 95-98, minister of finance, 1988-1998, minister of foreign trade, 1995-1998. President, chairman board directors European Investment Bank, Luxembourg, since 2000. Chairman interim committee International Monetary Fund, 1993-1998.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Listen and Then Decide, 1988, Market and State in a Globalized Economy, 1998. Second edition, 2003. Co-author: The Intervention of Public Authorities in the Economic Life, 1973 (recipient special prize Belgian Lawyers Association).


Married; 3 children.