Sebastien Lechevalier
Q: Asian Capitalisms

Sébastien Lechevalier is an Economist and a Professor at EHESS (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris), specialised in Japanese economy and Asian Capitalisms. He is also founder and president of the Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS (FFJ). Trained as a labor economist, he has extensively published on various dimensions of the Japanese economy, in comparative perspective, including: “Lessons from the Japanese experience. Towards an alternative economic policy?”, ENS Editions 2016). His book, The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism (Routledge, 2014) was published in three languages and has been cited as one of the most influential ones on the Japanese economy published during the last decade.

Other research interests include innovation (Innovation beyond technology, Springer, 2019), industrial policies (“Financialization and industrial policies in Japan and Korea:  Evolving complementarities and loss of state capabilities” in Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2019, Vol. 48), and inequalities & redistribution (“Decomposing Preference for Redistribution. Beyond the Trans-Atlantic Perspective”, forthcoming). For more than a decade, he is involved in SASE, as a participant and an organizer.

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