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Jean-Noël Barrot

France Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications, France

GPAI Outgoing Council Chair (2022-2023)


Jean-Noël Barrot is the French Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications. Prior to joining the government, Barrot represented the 2nd constituency of the Yvelines department in the National Assembly from 2017 to 2022 where he also held the position of Vice-Chairman of the Finance Committee of the National Assembly. Jean-Noël Barrot is an economist.

From 2013 to 2017, he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before being appointed professor at HEC Paris. His research focused on finance, production networks, and the evaluation of business support public policies. He graduated from HEC Paris, holds a masters from the Paris School of Economics, HEC and Sciences-Po, as well as a PhD obtained at HEC Paris.

Jean-Noël Barrot belongs to the Mouvement Démocrate (MoDem) where he served as national spokesperson (2018), then as secretary general (2018-2022) and finally as vice-president (since July 2022).

Born on May 13, 1983, in Paris, Jean-Noël Barrot is a laureate of the French-American Foundation's "Young Leaders" program (class of 2020). His work has been published in leading international journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and Management Science.