Paul Jorion

Paul Jorion, anthropologist-sociologist, is a columnist at the French daily Le Monde, also a blogger at the most popular French-speaking blog on economic and financial matters. He has taught at the Free University of Brussels, Cambridge University and Paris-VIII. He was once a United Nations officer (FAO) and worked as a financial engineer in France, Great Britain, the Netherlands and the United States from 1990 until 2007.

Dr Jorion’s book “How truth and reality were invented”, a contribution to the anthropology of knowledge, was published in 2009. He has also published three books about the current financial crisis: “Will there be a Crisis of American Capitalism?”, “Implosion. Finance against the Economy: What Reveals and Announces the ‘Subprime Mortgage Crisis’”, and “Crisis. Subprimes and the Global Financial Earthquake”. His most recent works: “Money. A ‘How To’ book”, “Price” and “The Promised Death of Capitalism” each aim at building a new science of economics.