Prior to joining the CGIAR’s Independent Advisory and Evaluation Service (IAES) as Advisor to ISDC Secretariat, Pierre Boulanger was Scientific Officer at the Economics of Agriculture Unit of the European Commission’ Joint Research Centre (JRC). As Economist, Policy Analyst and Project Manager, he contributed to the working program between the JRC and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (Integrated Modelling Platform for Agro-economic Commodity and Policy Analysis) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (Technical and Scientific Support to Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Security).

His areas of expertise include agricultural and trade policies, economics of food and nutrition security, investment programs and sustainable development. Prior to working with the JRC, Pierre held research and teaching positions at Science Po Paris and the University of Frankfurt am Main. He also worked as a consultant for the World Bank. Pierre completed undergraduate degrees in economics at Paris Dauphine University and Autonomous University of Madrid, and his MSc and PhD in international economics at Sciences Po Paris.