How and why economic regularities changein long run history? Why do macroeconomic adjustments differ accross countries within the same historical period? The analysis of institutional changes that have occurred since the seventies and the research on the transformation of the American and French capitalism have led to the emergence of a research agenda, known as Régulation Theory. It aims at understanding the permanenty transformations of capitalism and its crises. It is not to be confused with the American regulation school.

In essence, the research relates to an institutional and historical macroeconomics, through the analysis of the wage labour nexus, innovation systems, monetary and financial systems, the integration into the world economy and the formation of economic policy configurations, not to mention the history of ideas and economic theories.
Both tools are privileged : long-term historical studies, and systematic international comparisons for the contemporary period. More recently, the institutional and social foundations of microeconomics have been explored along with the coevolution of various brands of capitalism.

Main research interest

Major fields in economics

  • “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.