Civl engineer degree, Ecole Polytechnic, Paris, 1946. Mining engineer degree, Ecole des Mines, Paris, 1948.
Director of Economics Studies, ECSC 1960-1967. Director of Scientific Policy, European Economic Community 1967-1971, Director of Budget 73, Honorary Director-General of European Economic Community since 1973. Professor, of Economics Sciences, University of Lille since 1973.
Former President French Association for Economics Science. Former; Executive Committee. Institute Economics Association.
Secretary-General Confederation of European Economics Associations. Chevalier des Palmes Academiques.
Pre. French Economic Association, Paris, 1980-1984. Member confederation of European Economic Associations (secretary general 1983-1996, honorary president), Internat Economic Association (member executive committee 1980-1986).
Married Monique Chassagne, 1956. Children: Claire, Francois, Jean.