"I have never been accustomed to easy missions", it loose with a smile heard before the tormented table ahead in network Ferré de France. Alain Quinet, Director Delegate General Manager of our tracks, did not deny the size of sites (the control of debt, modernization of Council of Ile-de-France network at the end of breath), but appears confident. It ronronnerait almost. A forty-nine years, he enjoyed a comfort of work without price, him just to leave the vessel of the Caisse des Dépôts.
Development of Augustin de Romanet, it is the second Alain Quinet joined the institution in the invitation At the time, relations between the two enarques passed by the cabinet of Jean-Pierre Raffarin are fraternal. For two years, they will "work in commando". They face the first losses of the bicentennial Fund, bûchent together on the rescue of Dexia and the creation of the FSl, accumulate sleepless nights and "memories of Veterans". This spring, the arrival of Antoine Gosset-Grainville changes gives. Defector of the cabinet of François Fillon, where he followed the economic issues, this good knowledge of the business world strengthens the staff on the eve of the entry of the CDC in the capital of the position. In the new organization, Alain Quinet retains finance and the Chair of the subsidiary infrastructure but questioned its future...
"A voice that does echo to no lobby."
Infrastructure, but that is his universe. The son of an engineer of the Ponts et Chaussées, Emile Quinet, Director of Office of the Secretary of State for lAménagement of the territory in the 1970s, he met from his childhood, "at the time of the afternoon tea", the builders and officials and sees his father signed a wide range of texts on transport economy and French planning. Raised in bath, he naturally starts as an economist in Bercy and took taste in the writing of summaries, an exercise that he has never ceased to practise. Recently author of a report on "The tutelary value of carbon", another on "investors and the long-term investments", considers that the danger is not the "glut of expertise, but the lack of studies on certain subjects. In 1996, and published "Economy of interest rates", a book teaching on a theme "curiously little dissected" by his colleagues. "If the Economist has a value, it's good to hear a voice who does echo no lobby", says, to not be attached to a school or a stream.
With this General Inspector of finance, the discussion turns in economy. Time speaking at Sciences po, Coordinator of the teachings of economy at the ENA, he defends to its views on the remedies to be made to the current crises, quoting with delight the sentence of Keynes: "long-term, we are all dead.". Small doses, Alain Quinet Mania irony, but without disrespect. Measured, "erased" according to some, this reserve Colonel is a false calm that regenerates via poetry. Before Christmas, it major hard to regard the "Petite Anthologie de la poésie railway" Jean-Paul Caracalla Spa. Long, he spent his trips in Metro learning worms, only breathing. With the exception of the time of Matignon: "as Deputy Director of the cabinet of Dominique de Villepin, I had a driver...".