Born on 25 March 1943 in Nice (Alpes Maritimes) FRANCE. Lives in Paris.

• Ecole Polytechnique (September 1962-July 1964),
• Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (September 1965-June 1967),
• Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (June 1967),
• DEA de Mathématiques Economiques (Univ. Paris 7) (June 1970),
• DEA d’Economie (Univ. Paris 1) (June, 1971).


Recent and current positions

  • Associate researcher at the Institute of the Americas since January 2012 and member of its scientific committee since January 2016.
  • Fellow at Max Plank Institute, Cologne, 1st February – 30th May 2015.
  • Fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 1st October 2010 – 31st July 2011.
  • Visiting Professor, International Center for Business and Politics, Copenhagen, September 2009 – 31st January 2010.
  • Visiting Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (departamento de Posgrado) February – June 2009.
  • Visiting Professor, Yokohama National University, Faculty of Economy, 1st July – 31 October 2008.

Previous Positions

  • Economist at CEPREMAP (Centre Pour la Recherche EconoMIque et ses APplications) from March 1974 to December 2011.
  • Former professor (Directeur d’Etudes) at EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) from September 1982 to September 2008.
  • Former Senior Researcher (Directeur de Recherche Classe Exceptionnelle) at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) since September 1978 until September 2008.
  • Expert for OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) on Adult training September 1999 and April
  • Member of the Council for Economic Analysis (Conseil d’Analyse Economique) June 1995-April
  • Researcher at Ministry of Finance, Direction of Forecasting (Direction de la Prévision), Macroeconomic research unit (Groupe de recherche macroéconomique) (October 1971- February 1974)
  • Expert within the Planning Agency (Commissariat General du Plan) on behalf of the Center for the Promotion of Income Policies (Centre d’Etude des Revenus et des Coûts) (April 1969-September 1971).
  • Economist at the Ministry of Public Works (Ministère de l’Equipement et des Transports) (September 1967-March 1969).

Academic distinctions

  • June 2018, Doctor Honoris Causa from Universidad National Major of San Marcos (UNMSM), Lima (Pérou)
  • Silver Medal of CNRS 1999.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Buenos Aires, September 2000; Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, March 2001.
  • Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE).
  • Member of the scientific committee of the Cournot Center for Economic Research.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Max Plank Institute for the Study of Societies (2001-2008).
  • Visiting Professor at The International Center for Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School since 2008.
  • External researcher at Catholic University of Louvain la Neuve (2008-2009).
  • Prize « Luis Federico Leloir » (International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation), Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Buenos Aires, November 2010.

Main research fields

  • “Régulation” theory, an analysis of the transformations of capitalisms
  • Asian and Latin American capitalisms.
  • European and other regional integrations.
  • Financial crises.
  • History of economic theories.
  • Innovation and growth analysis.
  • Institutional and historical macroeconomics.
  • Labor markets and wage labor nexus.
  • Variety of capitalisms and international comparisons.