François Allisson

historian of economic thought

Academic Vitae

Academic position

  • Maître d'enseignement et de recherche (Senior Lecturer), Centre Walras-Pareto, Institut d’études politiques, historiques et internationales (IEPHI), University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Education and stays abroad

  • PhD in Economics, Mention: History of Economic Thought, University of Lausanne, 2012. Supervisor: Prof. Pascal Bridel. Title: “Value and prices in Russian economic thought (1890-1920)” (more info).
  • Master of science in Economics, Faculté des HEC, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 2006. Results: 5.2/6.0.
  • Frequents stays at St. Petersburg State University in Russia: 2004–2005 (Academic exchange year), 2006–2007 (Visiting/Sabbatical leave), March 2011 (Visiting Postdoc), February 2013 (Visiting Postdoc), February 2017 (Bilateral SNF Project).
  • Visitor of archives and libraries in Russia, Switzerland and England.

Prizes and distinctions

  • ESHET Best Book Award 2016 for Value and Prices in Russian Economic Thought (Routledge, 2015).
  • Joseph Dorfman Prize 2013 for the best dissertation on the history of economics, awarded by the History of Economics Society.
  • Prix de la Société Académique Vaudoise, for the best doctoral dissertation at the University of Lausanne in 2012.
  • Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholar Award at the HES Conference 2013 in Vancouver.
  • Invited Young Scholar at the ESHET Conference 2010 in Amsterdam.

Research grant

  • SNF Bilateral Grant on N.I.Sieber (2016-2019). This joint Russian-Swiss project is funded by the Russian Humanitarian Foundation for the Russian team headed by Danila Raskov, and by the Swiss National Science Foundation for the Swiss team headed by me. Federico D’Onofrio is hired as a Senior SNF Researcher on the Swiss team of the project (more info).

Current teaching

  • History of contemporary economic thought, Lectures (in French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Bachelor 3rd year. Fall 2014, 2015 and 2016.
  • History of economic thought, Seminar (in French), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Collège des Humanités, Bachelor 3rd year. Spring 2016 and 2017.
  • Politics in action, Lectures (in French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Master. (Fall 2015 on EUR/CHF policy; Fall 2016 on public debt)
  • Macroeconomics and political parties, Lectures (in French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Bachelor 2nd/3rd year. 2016-2017.
  • Introduction to macroeconomic modelling, Seminar (in French), University of Lausanne, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Bachelor 2nd/3rd year. 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2016-2017.

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.

Collective responsibilities

  • Vice-President of the International Walras Association, elected in 2015.
  • General Secretary of the Charles Gide Association, elected in 2016 (formerly Deputy General Secretary, 2014–2016).
  • Managing Editor of OEconomia - History | Methodology | Philosophy, a peer-reviewed scientific journal in my field. From Vol. 2, No. 4 (2012).
  • Coordinator of the Centre Walras-Pareto seminars since 2012 (except for 2015-2016).

Conferences organisation

  • Co-organizer of the Wage Workshop with Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche and the Centre Walras-Pareto, with the support of the Institut d'études politiques, historiques et internationales, University of Lausanne, 29-30 September 2016. More on the Wage Workshop.
  • Member of the scientific committee and of the local committee of the ESHET 2014 Conference, “Liberalisms: perspectives and debates in the history of economic thought”, Lausanne, Switzerland, 29-31 May 2014. >250 participants.
  • Co-organizer of the Conference for the 25th Anniversary of the Centre Walras-Pareto, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 16 October 2015.
  • Member of the organizing committee of the Workshop on the History of Russian Economics and Statistics, University of Lausanne, Centre Walras-Pareto, with the support of the Foundation pour le 450e Anniversaire (Lausanne), 4-5 September 2009.

Languages

  • French (mother tongue), English and Russian (fluent), German (reading)