François Allisson

historian of economic thought

Teaching

I teach history of economic thought, and economics for non-economists. I do use traditional teaching methods, such as the blackboard, and more alternative ones, such as Wikipedia workshops, blog writing, twitter, theatre and role playing.

Supervision

I am happy to supervise master and PhD dissertations in the history of economic thought at the University of Lausanne. The availability of funding schemes, for the PhD, is often a requisite condition.

Some themes I would love to be worked out (among many others): on political marxism (Robert Brenner, Ellen Meiksins Wood), on Charles Bettelheim as Planning Doctor, on the Warsaw school in the history of ideas, on the Swiss economist Cherbuliez (1797–1868), on Wertkritik, on Natalie Moszkowska, on economic and computational thought, etc.

Current teaching

  • History of contemporary economic thought, Lectures (in French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Bachelor 3rd year. Fall term since 2014.

    It covers the history of macroeconomics since Keynes’s General Theory, in both mainstream and heterodox traditions.

  • History of economic thought, Seminar (in French), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Collège des Humanités, Bachelor 3rd year. Spring term since 2016.

    History of value theory (2016 and 2017), History of economics written only by women (2018-2020).

  • Politics in action, Lectures (in French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Master

    On EUR/CHF policy (2015), public debt (2016), monetary alternatives (2017), domestic and unpaid labour (2018 and 2019).

  • Macroeconomics and political parties, Lectures (in French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Bachelor 2nd/3rd year. Every two years since 2016-2017.
  • Introduction to macroeconomic modelling, Seminar (in French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Bachelor 2nd/3rd year. Every two years since 2012-2013.
  • Methods in the History of Economic Thought, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, M2 Épistémologie Economique.
    • 2019: 4 hours in French with Guillaume Noblet on Prosopography

Past teaching experience

  • Research in action (epistemology), Lectures (in French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Master. Automn 2015.
  • Microeconomics, Lectures (in French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Law, Bachelor 3rd year. 2012-2013. Faculty of Law and Faculty of Social and Political Science. 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
  • Introduction to Competition Theories, Lectures (in French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Law and of HEC, Master, 1st year. 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
  • Monetary Theory and Policy (Prof. Pascal Bridel), Supervision of students’ essays (French/English), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Economics (HEC), Bachelor 3rd year. 2009-2011.
  • Introduction to economic modelling (Prof. Roberto Baranzini), Seminar (in French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Bachelor 2nd/3rd years. 2008-2009.
  • Political Economy (Prof. Pascal Bridel), Tutorials (French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Law, Bachelor, first year. 2007-2008.