Tristan Dissaux is a post-doctoral researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), within the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi). He is interested in monetary innovations and the political economy of money, from a social-ecological transition perspective.
His current research focuses on the societal impacts of the digitisation of money, both at the individual level (in terms of financial in/exclusion) and at the collective level (in terms of social ties and institutional trust). He explores how central bank digital currencies could address these issues.
Previously, through various missions and fieldwork (Ghana, Madagascar, Kenya, France, Belgium), he has notably worked on mobile money systems, local complementary currencies, and informal finance.