Pierre Moscovici was the Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs from 2014 to 2019, and before he served in the European Parliament and in the French National Assembly, mainly working on economic issues. He has been Minister for European Affairs (1997-2002) and Minister for the Economy and Finance (2012-2014) in France. As Commissioner, he was in charge of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact, and ensured the economic soundness of Commission proposals and deepening the Economic and Monetary Union to create the conditions for jobs, growth and investment, and encouraging further structural reforms. He represented the EU in G20 and G7 meetings for finance ministers. He participated to Eurogroup and ECOFIN Councils. He was in charge of the negotiations for the conclusion of the Greek adjustment programme. On taxation matters, Commissioner Moscovici was responsible for developing a value added tax system at EU level, improving the functioning of the internal market in both direct and indirect taxation and fighting tax fraud and tax evasion. His responsibilities also included the development and management of an efficient EU customs union.

Pierre Moscovici was an associate professor at Sciences-Po from 2002 to 2012, giving lectures on economic policy and European affairs. He was invited to SIPA in 2006 for a class on Europe. He has written several books about social- democracy, economics and Europe.

Currently Pierre Moscovici is a Member of the Cour des Comptes in France, affiliate Professor at Sciences-Po Paris and visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges.