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Edmond Alphandéry (born 2 September 1943 in Avignon, Vaucluse) is a French politician.

Edmond Alphandéry
French Minister of the Economy
In office
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Prime MinisterÉdouard Balladur
Preceded byMichel Sapin
Succeeded byAlain Madelin
Personal details
Born (1943-09-02) 2 September 1943 (age 75)
Avignon, France
Political partyUDF
Alma materSciences Po


Education and early employmentEdit

  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris – Fulbright Fellowship (1967–1968)
  • University of Chicago – Associate of Political Economy/Doctorate in Economics
  • Professor of Economics at Panthéon-Assas University[1]

Training, employment and political careerEdit

Minister of EconomyEdit

  • He was Minister of Economy from 1993 to 1995 during the government of Édouard Balladur. Some of his most notable actions as Minister are:
  • Act of 19 July 1993: privatization program (Credit Local de France, Rhone-Poulenc, Banque Nationale de Paris, Elf-Aquitaine, Union des Assurances de Paris, Seita)
  • Increased state participation in the capital of Renault
  • Restructuring of public enterprises in financial review (Air France, Credit Lyonnais). He said that the mounting rescue Credit Lyonnais would be "painless for the taxpayers," while according to an estimate of the Court of Auditors in 1999, the loss would be 14.8 billion euros[2]
  • Change in the status of the Banque de France (Act of 4 August 1993)
  • Stimulating household consumption (premium States for the purchase of new motor vehicles)
  • Entering into final negotiations of the Uruguay Round
  • Convincing member states of the franc zone to accept a substantial devaluation of the CFA franc
  • Publication of the Consumer Code.

Later positionsEdit


Political offices
Preceded by
Michel Sapin
Minister of the Economy
Succeeded by
Alain Madelin
Business positions
Preceded by
Gilles Ménage
CEO of Électricité de France
Succeeded by
François Roussely