Raouf Boucekkine is a Professor of Economics at Aix-Marseille University, senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, and Director General of IMÈRA, the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University. He is also current President of ASSET (the Southern European Association of Economic Theorists) and deputy coordinator of the network UBIAS (University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study), including some of the top universities in the world. He has been professor and/or visiting professor in several European universities in Spain, United-Kingdom, France and Belgium, and director of several institutes and schools in these places (including the Center of Operations Research and Econometrics in Louvain, Belgium). He has published extensively in several areas of economics, operations research and mathematical demography. He is currently associate editor of several reputed journals including Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Public Economic Theory and Journal of Mathematical Economics. He has also served as economic advisor to the Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal from 2015 to 2017. He has written opinions in several newspapers and media including Le Monde (France), Les Echos (France), Le Soir (Belgium), El Watan (Algeria) and LibertÈ (Algeria).