Michel Carrard

Michel Carrard holds a degree in economics and management and a DEA in political science. He is a lecturer at the Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale (Ulco), and has been accredited to supervise research (HDR). His work focuses on strategies and the role of cognitive contexts in the governance of territorial players.

La Covid-19 ou le retour de l’État social ?

Michel Carrard | 08.02.2022

In this book published in 2020, Robert Boyer keeps a diary of the Covid-19 pandemic in order to make its effects on societies intelligible. The author emphasizes that the pandemic has completely overturned the dogmas erected for several decades by liberal economists. It has accelerated the transformation of capitalism by reinforcing the opposition between a transnational platform capitalism and a state-driven capitalism. Moreover, the pandemic sheds a harsh light on the weaknesses of the European Union. The book concludes [...]

La ville intelligente ou la recherche de la main invisible des territoires. Peer review

Illustration avec la pandémie de la Covid-19.

Michel Carrard | 16.06.2021

Originating from the work of classical economists during the first industrial revolution, the concept of the invisible hand of the market as a utopia of spontaneous self-regulation of our societies seems to be revived with the concept of the smart city. Emanating from multinational firms, the smart city embodies this self-regulating utopia through digital technologies. In this article, we consider that the invisible hand constitutes an ideal type in the sense of Max Weber, allowing us to make comparisons [...]

Du bon et mauvais usage des modèles de la science économique.

Rodrik, Dani. 2017. Peut-on faire confiance aux économistes ? Réussites et échecs de la science économique. Traduit de l'anglais par Jérôme Duquène. Louvain-la-Neuve : De Boeck Supérieur, coll. « Pop Economics ».

Michel Carrard | 07.12.2018

The subprime crisis of 2007/2008 rekindled controversies over the nature of economics. If some saw, in the multiplication of criticisms addressed to this discipline, the beginning of a healthy questioning of the mainstream model, others, on the contrary, defended it as a guarantee of its scientificity. It is in this context that Dani Rodrik's book will be published, in 2015. The author's comment is both a plea in favour of economics and at the same time a strong criticism [...]