Since 1995, he has been a member of the Economic Commission of the Nation. From 1997 to 2012, he was a member of the Council of Economic Analysis of the French Prime Minister. From 1990 to 2010, he was President of OFCE.
He has published a number of articles in international scientific journals on inflation and unemployment theories, open-economy theory, macroeconomic theory and policy, and European integration. He has also published numerous books and essays on related subjects.
Among his last books are: Mismeasuring our lives, with Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, the New Press, 2010; After the Crisis, the Way Ahead, with Edmund S. Phelps, Christopher Pissarides and al., Luiss University Press, 2010; Report on the State of the European Union, with Jacques Le Cacheux, Palgrave, 2010, Le théorème du lampadaire, Les liens qui Libèrent, 2013 (also published by Einaudi). Dr. Fitoussi has contributed regularly to French and foreign newspapers and is columnist for La Repubblica, Le Monde and Project syndicate.
From 2000 to 2009 he has been an expert at the European Parliament, Commission of Monetary and Economic Affairs. He was also a member of the UN Commission on the Reform of the International Monetary and Financial System and Coordinator of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (2008-2009).
Dr Fitoussi was awarded the Prize of the Association Française de Sciences Economiques, and the Rossi Prize of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. He has received distinctions, including Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Economics of Strasbourg, Doctor Honoris Causa from the universities of Buenos Aires and Tres de Febrero, Professor Onorario of the University of Trento. He is also Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite and Officer de la legion d’honneur in his own nation, and Grand Officier de l’ordre de l’Infant Henri in Portugal.