Lecture by Gaël Giraud
07 march 2017

Lecture by Gaël Giraud

Tuesday 7th March, 6pm the Simone Weil Amphitheater.

Building a common world? “Commons” as a political project

Lecture by Gaël Giraud, chief economist for the French Development Agency (AFD), Paris and research director at CNRS.

Under discussion will be the topic of “common goods” and “commons" as deployed at the French Development Agency (AFD). It is both a determining factor in public policy dialogue with southern partner countries as part of “governance” for which responsibility was transferred to the AFD by the Quai d’Orsay last year, and a seemingly decisive concept for imagining a “modern” (i.e., heir to the Aufklärung) way out of contemporary neo-liberal aphasia.

Gaël GIRAUD is chief economist for the French Development Agency (AFD), but also research director at CNRS and Jesuit, doctoral student in theology (Catholic). He is a former student of Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d’Ulm), a graduate of the Paris School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE), holds a doctorate in applied mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique, Professor of Economy at l’Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, and director of the Energy and Prosperity Chair.

He has published fifteen or so research articles in Anglo-saxon academic reviews in economy, and four books including La théorie des jeux (Garnier-Flammarion, 2005), 20 Propositions pour réformer le capitalisme, (Édition Garnier-Flammarion, 2009), Le facteur 12, pourquoi il faut plafonner les revenus, with Cécile Renouard (Carnets Nord, Paris, March 2012) and Illusion financière (Les Éditions de l’Atelier, March 2013).

More Information

Interview of Gaël Giraud on the question of "commons" to the blog of the Agence Française de Development :


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