Nicolas Péridy (FR) holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (1991) and a ‘habilitation’ to direct research from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2000). He was the highest ranked of the 2007 concours national d’agrégation des Universités, and he is since 2008 Professor of Economics at the University of Toulon and currently also visiting professor at the Catholic University of Vendée. He directed the economics laboratory in Nantes (2000-04) and in Toulon (2011-15). He was Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management (2015-18) and Director of the Master’s degree “Commerce International Equitable et Développement” (2009-18).
His research focuses mainly on EU trade policy and regional integration, particularly in the Euro-Mediterranean area. He has published 50 articles in international journals, including Journal of Economic Integration, Economics Letters, International Economic Journal, Economic Systems, Journal of World Trade, Journal of Asian Economics, Climatic Change, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, International Journal of Manpower, etc. He also has several contributions in books such as “Euro-Mediterranean Trade: Shallow versus Deep Integration”, in Economic and Social Development of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (ed. by R. Ayadi, M. Dabrowski and L. De Wulf, Springer, 2014), or “Outcome of Fifty Years of Euro-Mediterranean Trade Partnership and DCFTA Perspectives”, in IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook (European Institute of the Mediterranean, 2015).
He has served as an expert for several international organisations, such as the World Bank, the European Commission and the United Nations. In this capacity, he has directed and participated in numerous international research programmes (e.g. FEMISE, UNECA, WBI).