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Jean-François Ponsot

Jean-François Ponsot is Professor of Economics at the University of Grenoble-Alpes. His research focuses on the political economy of money, innovative financing for development and the history of Keynesian thought. Favouring interdisciplinary synergies, he studies the nature of money, the sources of trust and sovereignty in the processes of monetary innovation, at the international (reform of the international monetary system), regional (regional payment systems), national (dollarisation, central bank digital currencies) and local (complementary local currencies) levels.

In this perspective, he coordinates the IDEX IRS IN-MoCo research programme (Monetary Innovations and Trust), the Cryptocurrencies work package of the CDP Cybersecurity Institute programme (IDEX UGA) and the research cooperation between Pacte and the Agence Française de Développement.

His books are La monnaie, entre dettes et souveraineté (with Michel Aglietta and Pepita Ould Ahmed, 2016, Odile Jacob), La monnaie, un enjeu politique (with Jean-Marie Harribey, Esther Jeffers, Jonathan Marie and Dominique Plihon, 2018, Editions du Seuil) and the textbook L’économie post-keynésienne (with Marc Lavoie and Virginie Monvoisin, collection Repères, La Découverte, 2021). He also coordinated the publication of The Political Economy of Monetary Circuits (2009, Palgrave Macmillan) and L’économie post-keynésienne, histoires, théories et politiques (2018, Editions du Seuil).

Jean-François Ponsot was a member of the Conseil National des Universités (section 05), of the Pôle Social Sciences council at UGA, director of a host team at UGA and Assistant Professor at Laurentian University in Canada. He has carried out several expertise and consultancy missions. Mainly for the Central Bank of Ecuador, but also for the Metro (Grenoble), the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He is also a member of two editorial boards of international academic journals (International Journal of Political Economy and Review of Keynesian Economics). Since September 2019, he is a member of the Board of the French Association of Political Economy.

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