Graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), holder of a PhD in economics at Stanford University with Nobel Prize Kenneth Arrow, Lionel Stoléru is considered as one of the leading european...
Graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), holder of a PhD in economics at Stanford University with Nobel Prize Kenneth Arrow, Lionel Stoléru is considered as one of the leading european economists. He is the author of twelve books in economics.
Lionel Stoléru was the Economic adviser of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the Secretary of State for Labour in the government of R. Barre and the Secretary of State for Economic Planning in the government of M. Rocard in 1988, to create the “Minimum Income Scheme” which he had proposed in one of his books.
From 1992 to 1997, he was the Economic adviser of the President of Ukraine.
He was from 2000 to 2007 the Chairman of the Economic Council of Paris for seven years.
Since then, he has been responsible for the economic missions for President Nicolas Sarkozy, especially to prepare the “Small Business Act” under the French Presidency of the European Union, and to prepare the French G20 in 2011.
Since his early childhood, and during all his life, music took an important place. He studied piano and conducting at Stanford. At the end of his studies, he hesitated between a career in economics and a musical career.
In 1991, when he left the government, he decided to resume professionally his musical activity by creating his own orchester, the “European Romantic Orchester”, specialized in the romantic repertoire (fifty professional musicians, yearly concert season at Salle Gaveau, Paris).
He also composed a Symphony, la Symphonie juive, in 2010.