Martin Hirsch (born 6 December 1963 in Suresnes) is former head of Emmaüs France, former High Commissioner for Active Solidarity against Poverty, and the High Commissioner for Youth.
Martin Hirsch was in charge of setting up the Revenu de solidarité active and left the government in March 2010 to head the state's Civic Service Agency. Martin Hirsch holds a Master's degree in Neurobiology and is an alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure and of the École Nationale d'Administration.
Les Enjeux de la protection sociale (1993)
L'Affolante Histoire de la vache folle (en coll., 1996)
Ces Peurs qui nous gouvernent (2002)
Manifeste contre la pauvreté (2004)
La Pauvreté en héritage: deux millions d'enfants pauvres en France (2006)