CURRICULUM VITAE
Michaël ASSOUS
1. Personal datas
• Date of Birth : 28 January 1975
• Citizenship : French
• Marital Status : common law, two children
• Home
57, rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris, France
Phone: (00331) 43 41 91 37
• Office
PHARE (Pole d’Histoire et d’Analyse des Représentations Economiques)
Maison des sciences économiques
106-112bd de l’Hôpital, 75647 Paris Cedex 13
Phone: (33) 1 44 07 82 40
E-mail address: michael.assous@univ-paris1.fr
2. Education
• Undergraduate Studies
B. A. in Economics, 1996, University of Marne-La-Vallée
B. A. in History, 1996, University of Marne-La-Vallée
• Graduate Studies
M. A. in Economics, 1998, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
(Major fields: Advanced Economic Theory and History of Economic Thought)
Ph. D. in Economics, 2003, University of Cergy-Pontoise
Title of the thesis: Underemployment, Business Cycles and Imperfect Competition in the
Economics of Michal Kalecki
(Sous-emploi, cycles et concurrence imparfaite dans l’économie de Michal Kalecki)
(Major fields: Macroeconomics, Dynamics and History of Economic Thought)
H. D. R. (Habilitation à diriger des recherches), 2014, University of Paris
1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Title of the thesis: Macroeconomics and (in)-stability : historical and analytical
perspectives
(Macroéconomie et (in)-stabilité : perspectives historiques et analytiques)
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Jury: Richard ARENA (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, referee),
Antoine d’AUTUME (Université of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Stefano
BOSI (University of Evry-Val-d’Essonne), Rodolphe DOS SANTOS
FERREIRA (University of Strasbourg, referee), Harald HAGEMANN
(University Hohenheim, referee), André LAPIDUS (University of Paris 1
Panthéon-Sorbonne, supervisor)
Qualification aux fonctions de Professeur des Universités, 2014
3. Professional positions
(a) University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Department of Economics
— Associate Professor (HDR), September 2007 — present
— Member of PHARE (Philosophie, Histoire et Analyse des Représentations
Economiques)
— Associate member of GREDEG (Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et
Gestion UMR 7321 - CNRS and University of Nice Sophia Antipolis)
(b) CNRS and Duke University
— Délegation in GREDEG UMR 7321-CNRS and University of Nice Sophia
Antipolis
— Center for the History of Political Economy (Duke University, USA)
(c) Other positions
— Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México: Visiting Professor, May 2007.
Lecture on: “Growth, Bargaining and employment”.
— University of Paris IX Dauphine, Department of Economics: Teaching Assistant,
Fall 1998 to Summer 2003.
— University of Evry-Val d’Essonne, Department of Economics: Visiting Associate
Professor, Fall 2004-2006
4. Scientific prizes and awards
— (2012) Best Young Research Scholar in the history of economic thought,
awarded by the European Society for the History of Economic Thought
— (2012) Runner-up of the Best book in the history of economic thought, awarded
by the European Society for the History of Economic Thought for Michal Kalecki
(Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010)
— (2014-2018) National Research Grant (Prime d’Encadrement Doctoral et de
Recherche)
5. Doctoral Dissertations Supervised.
— Paul Fourchard, Expectations and Instability: the Legacy of the ‘Years of High
Theory’, (co-supervisor Christian Tutin) 2012 - present
— Sonia Manseri. The Rise of Growth Economics at Harvard and MIT, April 2015-present
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6. Other Professional and Academic activities
— Member of the ESHET Council, 2013- present (chairman of the ESHET Best
Monograph Award Committee 2014 -)
— Selected University Service at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
o Director of the Graduate Program in History of Economic
Thought (M2R HPE), 2015o Co-organizer of the seminar series H2M (Histoire de la
macroéconomie et des théories monétaires)
o Member, committee on Appointments 2009-2012
— Member of the Charles Gide Association for the Study of Economic Thought,
20107. Organization of conferences
— [2012] « History of macroeconomics: from the years of « High Theory » (19261939) to modern approaches » (14th International Conference of the Charles
Gide Association for the Study of Economic Thought), Nice, June 7-9 2012.
— [2010] « What have we learned on income distribution in macroeconomics since
the Years of « High Theory » ? », Paris-Saint-Denis, March 5-6 2010.
8. Publications
My works are dedicated to the significant evolution of macroeconomics from the
interwar period until now. My primary focus is on the pioneering and important
work during the 1930s through the 1960s on the theories of employment, business
cycles, growth and imperfect competition. By getting at the core analytical
contributions of authors like Fisher, Harrod, Kalecki, Lange, Meade, and Solow, I
highlighted several results presented in 15 articles. — one other paper being
submitted — and 4 papers to be published by Edward Elgar in 2016 in the Handbook
of the History of Economic Analysis edited by Gilbert Faccarello and Heinz Kurz.
Besides these articles, I have written two books: an intellectual biography of Michal
Kalecki — a central figure in my research — in 2010 released by Palgrave Macmillan
and another book on Michal Kalecki to be published in January 2016 by ENS
Éditions.
(a) Books
1. [2016] « Les capitalistes gagnent ce qu’ils dépensent… » suivi de « Trois systèmes »
de Michal Kalecki, (with Paul Fourchard) Économie politique moderne, ENS
Éditions. (forthcoming in January)
2. [2010] Michal Kalecki : an Intellectual Biography, Palgrave Macmillan, p. x+254 (with J.
Lopez)
(b) Contribution to Collective books
1. [2016]. Business cycle and growth in Gilbert Faccarello and Heinz. D. Kurz (eds),
Handbook of the History of Economic Analysis 3: Developments in Major Fields of Economics
(with M. Dal Pont and H. Hagemann) (forthcoming).
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2. [2016]. Michal Kalecki, in Gilbert Faccarello and Heinz. D. Kurz (eds), Handbook of
the History of Economic Analysis, 1: Great Economists since Petty and Boisguilbert
(forthcoming).
3. [2016]. Oskar Lange, in Gilbert Faccarello and Heinz. D. Kurz (eds), Handbook of the
History of Economic Analysis, 1: Great Economists since Petty and Boisguilbert
(forthcoming).
4. [2016]. Roy F. Harrod, in Gilbert Faccarello and Heinz. D. Kurz (eds), Handbook of
the History of Economic Analysis, 1: Great Economists since Petty and Boisguilbert
(forthcoming).
(c) Articles (with CNRS/AERES rankings)
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[2015] Solow’s struggle with Medium-Run Macroeconomics, History of Political
Economy 47 (3): 395-419. (R1/A)
2. [2014] Lange’s 1938 model: dynamics and the “Optimum propensity to consume”
(avec Roberto Lampa) European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 21 (5): 871898. (R2/A)
3. [2014]. “What have we learned on growth-cycle analysis” (avec M. Dal-Pont),
Cahiers d’économie politique/Papers in Political Economy, 67 (2): 7-14. (R3/B)
4. [2014] The “Law of Diminishing Elasticity of Demand” in Harrod’s Trade Cycle
(1936) (avec O. Bruno et M. Dal Pont). Cahiers d’économie politique/Papers in Political
Economy, 67 (2), 159-175. (R3/B)
5. [2013]. Irving Fisher’s debt deflation analysis: from the purchasing power of money
(1911) to the debt-deflation theory of great depression (1933), European Journal of the
History of Economic Thought, 20 (2), 305-322. (R1/A)
6. [2013]. Growth and income distribution with the dynamics of power in labor and
goods markets, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 37 (6), 1407-1430. (with A. Dutt).
(R2/A)
7. [2011]. Income Distribution and the Trade Cycle in the ‘Years of High Theory’,
Cahiers d’économie politique/Papers in Political Economy, 61 (2): 91-112. (R3/B)
8. [2009] Michal Kalecki, um pioneiro da teoria do desenvolvimento
Revista de Economia Política 29 (2) : 191-211. (with J. Lopez and M. Puchet)
9. [2008]. Le modèle keynésien de James Meade : stabilité et flexibilité des salaires),
Cahiers d’économie politique/Papers in Political Economy, 54 (1): 7-26. (R3/B)
10. [2008]. « La Théorie générale et l’analyse dynamique » (The General Theory and the
Dynamics ), Cahiers d’économie politique/Papers in Political Economy, 54 (2): 173-177.
(R3/B)
11. [2008]. Labor Market Flexibility and French Unemployment, Economie Appliquée,
LXI (2): 43-66 (with J. Lopez and A. Sanchez). (R4/C)
12. [2007]. Kalecki’s 1934 model VS. the IS-LM model of Hicks (1937) and of
Modigliani (1944), European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 14 (1): 97-118.
(R1/A)
13. [2006]. Kalecki était-il keynésien avant Keynes ? (Was Kalecki Keynesian before
Keynes ?), Revue économique, 57 (2): 165-184. (R2/B)
14. [2003]. Kalecki’s Contribution to the Emergence of Endogenous Business Cycle
Theory: An Interpretation of his 1939 Essays, History of Economic Ideas, XI (1): 109124 (R3/B)
(d) Reviews
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1. [2014] "Michal Kalecki: An Intellectual Biography: Volume I, Rendez-vous in
Cambridge 1899-1939" by Jan Toporowski, Journal of Economic Literature, 52 (2): 538540. (R1e/A).
2. [2013]. David GRAEBER, Debt The first 5,000 years, Melville House, New York,
2011, Revue Française de Socio-Économie 2013/2 n° 12, pp. 251-54. (R4/C)
3. [2012]. Commentaires de la Théorie générale de Keynes a sa parution (Very first
reviews of Keynes’s General Theory), Ramon Tortajada, Presses Universitaires du
Septentrion, 2009, Cahiers d’économie politique (Papers in Political Economy), Vol 1 n° 62,
pp. 277-84. (R3/B)
4. [2007]. Keynes et ses combats (Keynes and his fights), Gilles Dostaler, Bibliothèque Albin
Michel Histoire, 2005, Economies et sociétés, 2007, pp. 1815-1821. (R4/C)
(e) Selected works in progress
1. Overlapping Generations Models (O.L.G.) and the Transformation of
Macroeconomics in the 1980s (with Pedro Duarte)
2. Walking a tight rope: growth economics and Neoclassical synthesis (with Muriel
Dal-Pont and Sonia Manseri)
3. [2015]. (In)-stability in Kalecki’s early macroeconomics (with P. Fourchard, A. Dutt
and A. Pottier) submitted in november 2015 to the Journal of the History of Economic
Thought.
4. Review of Michel De Vroey’s “A History of Macroeconomics from Keynes to
Lucas and Beyond” (2015), Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics.
9. Presentations at Conferences and Invited Seminars
(a) Invited Conferences (selection)
1. [2016] Overlapping Generations Models (O.L.G.) and the Transformation of
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Macroeconomics in the 1980s (with Pedro Duarte) workshop (conférence
Macroeconomics in Perspective" Université de Lille.
[2014] The rise of growth economics and the neoclassical synthesis. 2nd Great
colloquium of PhD students in Economics in Mexico, School of Economics of the
National Polythecnic Institute in Mexico City. Mexico
[2014] Out of the path: expectations in early long-run growth models, "History,
Methods and Theory - Rethinking Expectations », Université de Nice (with Muriel
Dal-Pont)
[2014] Solow’s struggle with medium run Macroeconomics, 3ème atelier de
recherche Université de Paris 1- Université du Caire.
[2014] Kalecki’s theories of the business cycle: a simplified treatment, (en
collaboration avec Amitava Dutt). Tourtour, Juin 2014, conference « Business
cycles and Economic Growth », Fondation des Treilles.
[2012] Irving Fisher’s debt deflation analysis: from the purchasing power of money
(1911) to the debt-deflation theory of great depression (1933), Lyon, October 15-16
2011, Conference « The Purchasing Power of Money of I. Fisher». 3ème atelier de
recherche l’Université de Paris 1- Université du Caire
[2011] Stability and Instability of Lange’s 1938 Keynesian Model, Tourtour,
Septembre 12-17 2011, conference “Crises, cycles et politiques économiques”,
Fondation des Treilles.
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8. [2011] Irving Fisher’s debt deflation analysis: from the purchasing power of money
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(1911) to the debt-deflation theory of great depression (1933), Lyon, October 15-16
2011, Conference « The Purchasing Power of Money of I. Fisher».
[2009] Early Static Keynesian Models and the Emergence of Endogenous Cycle
Theories: An appraisal of Meade’s Model (1937), Siena, December 18-19 2009,
conference «Alternative Approaches to the Building of Economic Dynamics in the
Years of High Theory».
[2011] Stability and Instability of Lange’s 1938 Keynesian Model, Tourtour,
Septembre 12-17 2011, conference « Crises, cycles et politiques économiques »,
Fondation des Treilles.
[2011] Irving Fisher’s debt deflation analysis: from the purchasing power of money
(1911) to the debt-deflation theory of great depression (1933), Lyon, October 15-16
2011, Conference « The Purchasing Power of Money of I. Fisher».
[2009] Early Static Keynesian Models and the Emergence of Endogenous Cycle
Theories: An appraisal of Meade’s Model (1937), Siena, December 18-19 2009,
conference «Alternative Approaches to the Building of Economic Dynamics in the
Years of High Theory».
(b) Invited Seminars (selection)
1. [2013] Solow’s struggle with Medium-Run Macroeconomics, CHOPE lunch
seminar, Duke University, February 2013.
2. [2012] The saving rate dynamics in Harrod’s 1936 Essay, Université de Nice
(GREDEG), June 2012.
3. [2012] Adapative and Rational expectations: retrospect and prospect, Université de
Strasbourg (BETA), May 2012.
4. [2008] Growth and income distribution with the dynamics of bargaining power,
Université de Nice (GREDEG), April 2008.
5. [2007] Kalecki’s Legacy, Université de Strasbourg (BETA), April 2007.
6. [2005] Le modèle keynésien de Meade (1937): stabilité et sous-emploi, Université
de St Etienne (CREUSET), January 2005 and Université de Marne-la-Vallée (OEP),
February 2005.
(c) Conferences (selection)
1. [2015] Solow’s struggle with Medium-Run Macroeconomics, Rennes, June 23-25,
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Association Française de Sciences Economiques (AFSE). Annual Congress
[2015] Neoclassical synthesis and growth economics (with Sonia Manseri), Roma,
May 16-18, European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET),
Annual Conference. 14-16.
[2014] Kalecki: an author at the intersection of Marx, Wicksell and Frisch, Lausanne,
May 29 - 31 European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET),
Annual Conference.
[2013] Vancouver, 20-22 June, History of Economics Society (HES) Annual
Conference. London, May 16-18, European Society for the History of Economic
Thought (ESHET), Annual Conference.
[2013] Meade's General Theory Model: Expectations and Dynamics under Complete
Money Wage Flexibility (with S. Darity). Vancouver, June 20-22, History of
Economics Society (HES) Annual Conference. London, May 16-18, European
Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET), Annual Conference.
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6. [2013] Business cycles and economic growth (avec Dal-Pont, M. et Hageman, H.
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London, 16-18 May 2013, European Society for the History of Economic Thought
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[2011] Growth and income distribution with the dynamics of power in labor and
goods markets, Paris, June 9-10 2011, conference “Getting out of the crisis: the role
of income distribution”.
[2011] Stability and Instability of Lange’s 1938 Keynesian Model, Istanbul, May 1922, European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET), 15th
Annual Conference.
[2011] Irving Fisher’s debt deflation analysis: from the purchasing power of money
(1911) to the debt-deflation theory of great depression (1933), Nice, November 2526, Interface « Histoire de la pensée économique / théorie économique»
[2010] Income Distribution and the Trade Cycle in the ‘Years of High Theory,
Paris, May 27-29 2010, 13th International Conference of the Charles Gide
Association for the Study of Economic Thought).
[2010] Early Static Keynesian Models and the Emergence of Endogenous Cycle
Theories: An appraisal of Meade’s Model (1937), Strasbourg, 2-3 décembre,
Interface « Histoire de la pensée économique – théorie économique».
[2008] Kalecki’s Long-run Theory of Effective Demand: the Trend and Business
Cycles, Praha, May 15-17 2008, European Society for the History of Economic
Thought (ESHET), 12th Annual Conference.
[2007] Labour’s Share, Monopolistic Competition and Bargaining Power of
Workers, Paris, March 6-7 2007, conference “Répartition, Cycles et Croissance”.
[2005] Meade’s General Theory Model: Stability and Unemployment, Stirling, June
9-12 2005, European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET), 9th
Annual Conference.
10. Editorial activities
• Journal editorial activities
European Journal of the History of Economic Thought. Member of the Editorial Board,
2013-present
Cahiers d’économie Politique / Papers in Political Economy (published by l’Harmattan,
Paris). Co-editor and Member of the Editorial Board, 2009-present
Editor of the special issue:
“What have we learned on income distribution in macroeconomics since the
‘years of high theory” Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy, n° 61
(2011).
Editor (with Muriel Dal-Pont) of the special issue:
“Business cycle and growth in retrospect”,
Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy, n° 65 (2014).
• Referee for journals
Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy, Cambridge Journal of Economics,
Economies et societies, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, History of Economic
Ideas, History of Political Economy, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Journal of PostKeynesian Economics, Revue économique, Recherches Economiques de Louvain (Louvain Economic
Review), Research in the History of Economic THought and Methodology, Review of Keynesian
Economics, Socio Economic Review.
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11. Teaching experiences
Below are three main courses I teached since 2003 to undergraduate and graduate students.
1. History of Economic thought
This course explores the history of economic thought from the classical Greek
philosophers to the twentieth-century British economist John Maynard Keynes. It
surveys the main schools in the history of the development of economic thought,
beginning with the Classical school and the works of Smith, Ricardo, J.S. Mill,
Thornton, Say, and others. It then reviews challenges to the classical school by Marx,
Marginalists, and subsequent key figures like Marshall, Walras and the
Neoclassicalists. Economic thought associated with the early 20th century are
addressed, including economists such as Wicksell, Schumpeter, Fisher, Frisch and
others. Selective chapters and passages of Keynes General Theory are read in depth,
focusing in particular on Keynes in areas of investment, interest rate theory and
money demand.
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Macroeconomic controversies after Keynes.
How did modern macroeconomics come to be? An examination of some of the key
controversies in macroeconomics from the years of “high theory” through the 1980s.
Topics include the theory of employment in the Great Depression, debt deflation,
trade cycle theories and the rise of growth cycle theories in the aftermath of World
War II. The course then addressed critical issues: the tradeoff between inflation and
unemployment in the 1950s and the 1960s, the debate over monetarism in the age of
stagflation and the rise of the New Classical Macroeconomics in its aftermath in the
1970.
3. Macroeconomics.
The course is organized in four parts. The first part reviews the development of
macro theory to provide the link to new macroeconomics based on imperfect
competition. The second part offers a quite detailed analysis of business cycles
theories. The third one focuses on macroeconomics policy. Finally, the last part is
devoted to the functioning of assets market and the International Financial
architecture.
Listed below are the other courses I used to teach or I am currently teaching.
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History of Economic Thought
Micro-behaviour and macro-outcomes (first year writing seminar)
Economics and Public Policy
Introductory microeconomic theory
Introductory macroeconomic theory
Intermediate macroeconomic theory
Open economy macroeconomics
Advanced macroeconomic theory
Theory of growth and distribution
History of Macroeconomics (both upper level seminar and lecture format
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