Sylvie Matelly

Deputy Director, IRIS

Sylvie Matelly is deputy director of the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), specialised in defence and economics.

Sylvie Matelly joined IRIS in 2001. After a masters degree in International Economics (with a minor in Financial markets, energy and raw materials), she pursued a PhD dealing with “Economic determinants of military spending” at the University of Grenoble, France. She also studied in Barcelona and Montpellier. At IRIS, her work focuses on Defence Economics, Arms Industry, Export Control and Corruption issues. She has conducted studies for the French Ministry of Defence and Foreign Affairs, the EU Commission, the Defence Agency and the Parliament, as well as for Strategy and Defence companies.

In 2003, she co-created the Master’s degree in “Geoeconomy and Strategic Intelligence”, which has trained an average of 30 students each year since.

She is also an associate professor and head of the department of Finance, Economics and Law at the Léonard de Vinci Business School (La Défence – Paris).

She published L’Europe peut-elle faire face à la mondialisation? (La Découverte, in collaboration with Bastien Nivet) in 2015, Argent Sale : à qui profite le crime ? (Eyrolles, in collaboration with Carole Gomez) in 2018 and Géopolitique de l’économie (Eyrolles) in 2021.

Related project

European Sanctions and Illicit Finance Monitoring and Analysis Network (Euro SIFMANet)

Euro SIFMANet brings together European research institutions to raise awareness and inform policymaking against the illicit financial flows that continue to undermine our democracies.