Speakers 2011

Paul Jorion

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Paul Jorion, anthropologist-sociologist, is a columnist at the French daily Le Monde, also a blogger at www.pauljorion.com/blog/ 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 Jorions 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.