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Paul Jorion

Anthropologist, Associate Professor, Université Catholique de Lille

BACKGROUND / Professional and educational background:

Paul Jorion is associate professor at the Université Catholique de Lille, he is also a columnist at Le Monde-ÉconomieL’Échoand Trends-Tendances. He was once a member of the High Level Expert Group on the Future of the Belgian Financial Sector, also a member of Jacques Attali’s study group on the positive economy. He is a Doctor in the Social Sciences from the Free University Brussels. He holds MAs in sociology and social anthropology. He’s lectured at the universities of Brussels, Cambridge, Paris VIII and at the University of California at Irvine. He was from 1984 to 1987 a United Nations Officer (FAO), working on development projects in Africa. Also an Artificial Intelligence researcher and developer at British Telecom (Connex project) from 1987 to 1990.

Paul Jorion worked in the American financial world as a pricing specialist from 1998 to 2007. Prior to this he was at one time a trader on the futures markets in a French investment bank.

His most recent books are Comprendre les temps qui sont les nôtres (Odile Jacob 2014) and Penser l’économie autrement, with Bruno Colmant (Fayard 2014). His Penser tout haut l’économie avec Keynes (Odile Jacob) came out in September 2015. His Le dernier qui s’en va éteint la lumière (Fayard) was published in March 2016 and Se débarrasser du capitalisme est une question de survie (Fayard) in March 2017.