Patrick Guillaumont is President of the Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI), Professeur Emérite at the University of Auvergne, founder and member of CERDI and Director of Revue d'Economie du Développement. He is also a member of the European Development Network and Fellow of the Oxford CSAE.
He has for many years been a member of the Committee for Development Policy at the United Nations where he has chaired from 1997 to 2009 various expert groups on the identification criteria of the Least Developed Countries. He has worked for various international institutions and governments.
He has published many books and two hundred papers on development. His recent work is mainly about public aid, vulnerability and the LDCs.