Are modern doctors Pangloss right?

Book Review of Torben Iversen and David Soskice: Democracy and prosperity: reinventing capitalism through a turbulent century, Journal of Economics

La mort du sociologue Immanuel Wallerstein

Père de la théorie du système-monde et engagé dans l’altermondialisme, Immanuel Wallerstein est mort à New York le 31 août,à l’âge de 88 ans., Le Monde,  9 septembre 2019

Teoría de la regulación en América Latina.

Un diálogo con Robert Boyer,  Julieta A. Almada. Becaria doctoral del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro
de Estudios Avanzados (Argentina) y Emilia Ormaechea. Becaria doctoral del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto
de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales del Litoral (Argentina). ICONOS, Revista de Ciencias Sociales n° 65, Septiembre-Diciembre 2019, p. 223-230.




The Process of Development: The Contribution of Régulation Theory

In Machiko Nissanke and José Antonio Ocampo (editors), The Palgrave handbook of developments economics. Réflexions critiques sur la mondialisation et le développement. Chapitre : Questions méthodologiques et conceptuelles en économie du développement. Manuel de l’économie du développement de Palgrave, Chapiter 6Palgrave,  MacMillan, pages 177-227.


Development is not the search for an optimal static macro-equilibrium but it derives from the art of creating, if not miracles, at least virtuous circles in which social values, organizations, institutions and technological systems co-evolve. Development modes are therefore built upon the discovery of possible institutional arrangements that fulfil two conditions: the viability of the accumulation process and a political legitimacy around an implicit or explicit institutionalized compromise. The survey of economic history reveals a limited number of these modes: import substitution development, export-led, foreign direct investment-led and finally based upon low wage and poor welfare. Contemporary China explores a genuine development mode built upon the acute competition between a myriad of local corporatism under the aegis of a party-State. Most of these modes rely upon the resilience of an open world economy. Its stability is not guaranteed given the obstacles to the defense of global public goods and to the creation of new Commons. Last but not least, the merits of an anthropogenetic model based on education, health and culture should not be underestimated.



Development mode Regulation theory Accumulation regime Institutionalized compromise Viability

How Scientific Breakthroughs and Social Innovations Shape the Evolution of the Healthcare Sector

In Lechevalier Sébastien editor, Innovation Beyond Technology: Science for Society and Interdisciplinary Approaches is available on and will be perpetually maintained on SpringerLink, 2019, Springer, p. 89-120.


The chapter argues that the conventional scientific determinism does explain the long term evolution of health care systems. First the illness and the medical knowledge and techniques are socially constructed and historically determined .Second the methods for financing and organizing care shape the intensity and direction of medical breakthroughs. Third scientific advances generally do not reduce the medical costs because the new therapies diffuse and more complex diseases challenge medical expertise.   It is thus important to replace a static equilibrium-based approach with an evolutionary and institutionalized vision that takes into account   the two sided causalities between social innovations and the invention and diffusion of new therapies. The performance of the health care sector cannot be measured by usual productivity indexes since so many factors determine the life expectancy in good health of the population .A large diffusion of education exerts positive spill overs upon the prevention of diseases and the preservation of health. This calls for a society wide approach to health as a component of a genuine to, “anthropogenic” mode of development. Clear social innovations are required for this mode to prosper and not only purely medical breakthroughs.

Liberalizacion financiera y el desarrollo: Las lecciones de la historia

Presentacion powerpoint a la Primera Jornada de Economía, Colegio de Ingenieros de la Provincia de Buenos Aires el 3 de Mayo 2019

How globalisation has enhanced the diversity of capitalisms

Presentation Powerpoint, prepared for the Conference  “Current challenges and the future of monetary systems, central banking and financial architecture in Europe and Russia”

 RUDN, Moscow, 15 April 2019

The French State Capitalism in Comparative and Historical Perspective

  • The French State Capitalism in Comparative and Historical Perspective

Presentation Powerpoint prepared for EACES Workshop « The Rise of State Capitalism: consequences for economic and political development”, Moscow, April 10 and 11, 2019

« Perdre en simplicité pour gagner en pertinence » : les défis contemporains de la théorie de la régulation

Entretien avec Pierre ALARY, Revue de la Régulation, n° 25, 1er semestre 2019

L’Algérie rencontre les problèmes typiques d’un régime rentier

Compte-rendu de conf d’hier paru dans Liberté d’aujourd’hui. “L’Algérie rencontre les problèmes typiques d’un régime rentier”: Toute l’actualité sur, Tizi-Ouzou, 20 février 2019

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