Blanc, Jérôme - English presentation
Full professor in Economics at Sciences Po Lyon (since 2015).
Director of research and innovation and president of the scientific commission (since 2017).
Previously Associate professor at Université Lumière Lyon 2 (1999-2015).
PhD. in economics (1998), accreditation to supervise research (2009).
His works deal with money and the plurality of its forms and practices, mainly analyzed through socioeconomic viewpoint and history of ideas.
Interested in monetary plurality, he published Les monnaies parallèles. Unité et diversité du fait monétaire (Paris : L’Harmattan, 2000). He focuses especially on a particular dimension of monetary plurality, that is, alternative, complementary, community or local currencies. On this subject, he co-authored Une économie sans argent : les systèmes d’échange local (SEL) (Paris : Seuil, 1999, directed by J.-M. Servet), edited Monnaies sociales : Exclusion et liens financiers, rapport 2005-06 (Paris : Economica, 2006) and published Les monnaies alternatives (Repères, 2018). He organized the first international academic conference on this topic in February 2011, in Lyons. In 2015, he co-founded RAMICS (Research Association on Monetary Innovation and Community and Complementary currency systems), and serves as its president. RAMICS organizes biennial congresses. He is a member of the Editorial board of the International Journal of Community Currency Research (IJCCR).
Regarding the history of ideas, he notably published with Ludovic Desmedt the collective book Les pensées monétaires dans l’histoire : l’Europe, 1517-1776 (Classiques Garnier, 2014) and an anthology of French-speaking institutionalist monetary theories : Théories françaises de la monnaie. Une anthologie (Paris : Presses universitaires de France, 2018).
Drawing on the case of community currencies, his works also deal with social and solidarity economy and socio-economics. He coedited the collective book Les contributions des coopératives à une économie plurielle (Paris : L’Harmattan, 2012, with Denis Colongo), Tensions sur les ressources. L’économie sociale en recomposition (Louvain : Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2018, with Emilie Lanciano and Damien Sauze), and the book Pour une socioéconomie engagée : monnaie, finance et alternatives (Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2018) under the collective name of Farinet (with Isabelle Guérin, Isabelle Hillenkamp, Solène Morvant-Roux and Hadrien Saiag). He collaborates to the Chaire d’entrepreneuriat en économie sociale et solidaire (Chair of entrepreneurship in social and solidarity economy) of the université Lumière Lyon 2, is a member of the Francophone inter-university network of social and solidarity economy (RIUESS) and of the RECMA (Revue internationale de l’économie sociale).
Since 2010, he is in the board of the Veblen Institute for economic reforms.