Michel Englert (graduate in economics, Université libre de Bruxelles, 1976) started his professional career in various domains and institutions (the Université libre de Bruxelles, the Universidad Autonoma of Mexico, several research firms and the Federal Planning Bureau, where he worked in the field of energy demand modelling). After working as an assistant professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles from 1982 until 1983, he returned to the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB) to work in the following domains: economic forecasting, interactions between compulsory taxation and macroeconomic context, impact analysis of shocks on the Belgian economy, fiscal policy and long-term forecasts of public finances. In the latter field, he elaborated the first version of the central model of the MALTESE system of models (Model for Analysis of Long-Term Evolution of Social Expenditure), which was designed to assess the budgetary cost of ageing and is presently still being utilized.
Since 1995, Michel Englert has been Plan Advisor and Head of the Directorate General of the FPB. The Directorate General is charged with the study of short-, medium- and long-term macroeconomic and budgetary evolutions with regard to the Belgian economy and the impact on those evolutions of economic policy measures and other shocks. He also leads the Belgian delegations to the EPC Working Group on Ageing Populations and Sustainability of the Economic Policy Committee of the ECOFIN Council and to the OECD working group Macroeconomic and structural policies. He participates in the Belgian delegation to the Social Protection Committee of the EPSCO Council and represents the FPB in the Study Committee on Ageing and in the Steering Committee of the Knowledge Centre on Pensions.