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Paul Jorion

Sociologist, Belgium

Paul Jorion is holder of the Chair “Stewardship of Finance” at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, he is also a columnist at Le Monde-Économie. 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 at one time a United Nations Officer (FAO), working on development projects in Africa.

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. He wrote a book on the consequences for the stock market of the bankruptcy of Enron: Investing in a Post-Enron World (McGraw-Hill 2003).

His two most recent books are Misère de la pensée économique (Fayard 2012) and La survie de l’espèce, a graphic novel with Grégory Maklès (Futuropolis 2012).