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Jean-Michel Servet

Honorary ProfessorGraduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva

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Honorary Professor of Development Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where he taught from 2003 to 2016.
Has been professor of economics at the Lumière Lyon 2 University, research director at the CNRS and research director at the IRD for which he was on assignment in India at the French Institute of Pondicherry in 2002 and 2003.

Is an associate researcher at Triangle (CNRS research unit, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and Lyon 2 University)

Areas of specialization:
Development economics, Social and solidarity economy, History of economic and financial thought, Financial inclusion, Socioeconomics.

He made his first research trips to Senegal in 1970 and 1971 among the Diola of Lower Casamance. In 1985 and 1990, he studied savings behavior and tontines. Has published numerous works on financial informalities.

For the history of economic thought, he was co-editor of the complete economic works of Auguste and Léon Walras and contributed to the edition of the complete works of Jean-Baptiste Say as well as a translation of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. He has published several works on the work of Karl Polanyi.

Last book published: Behavioral economics in question. Editions Charles Léopold Mayer (2018). His next book on money as common will be published by Classiques Garnier in the fall of 2022.

On its work in monetary and financial matters; was published in 2018
Flour. For an engaged socio-economy. Money, finance and alternatives, Paris: Classiques Garnier