Economist, Writer and Journalist
Graduate of the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris, the Celsa – Paris Sorbonne and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Christophe Rioux is an economist, writer and journalist. Member of the research team CNRS Art , Economy and Society of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, he teaches economics at the Sorbonne, at Sciences Po Paris and several Grandes Ecoles. He is also Director of the Division Luxury & Creative Industries at ISC Paris and he is in charge of Masters and MBA specialized in luxury goods industries and the cultural and creative industries.
Special Advioer to the Vice-President of the Commission for Culture, Education and Communication of the Senate, he works as a consultant for public and private structures. He is a founding member of the Slow made mouvement and a member of the ADIAF (Association for the International Diffusion of French Art), that brings together various actors in the field of art and culture.As a journalist, he presented The Deniers of Culture on France 5, a documentary series on the economic of culture and writes for various magazine such as Le quotidien de l’Art.
As an author, he is part of the jury of Wepler-Fondation La poste award and of the Audio Book award. He is co- author of Le Luxe : essais sur la fabrique de l’ostentation (Editions du Regard-IFM, 2011) and of Les Métiers d’art à mots découverts (Editions des Arts Décoratifs-INMA, 2013). He has published several novels, such as Des croix sur les murs (Flammarion, 2006) based on his experience at the end of the war in former Yugoslavia and Tête de gondole (Flammarion, 2009), the story of a qualified literature teacher who becomes manager of the Culture department in a supermarket .