Michel Husson – France

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Michel Husson (born 1949) is a French economist specialised in econometrics. Husson is a member of the body of administrators of the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (english website). He is equally a member of the Copernic Foundation (french website) and of ATTAC’s scientific board. (IIRE).

(He) is an economist and a member of the Scientific Council of ATTAC in France … (full text).

A larger Bio (formation, militant activity) on speedy look.

Michel Husson est un statisticien et économiste français travaillant à l’Institut de recherches économiques et sociales et connu pour ses travaux sur la politique de l’emploi. Né le 3 avril 1949 à Lyon, il a milité au PSU puis à la LCR et est aujourd’hui militant altermondialiste … (full text).

His Homepage/ son site web (with articles in many languages).


Michel Husson – France

Videos in french with Michel Husson: Congrès Marx 5, 22.07 min, Juin 29, 2008; Refutations, 67.34, May 7, 2007 … (Plus 4 Videos avec ses collègues sur la politique actuelle: Refutations et d’un, 18.04 min, Avril 30, 2007; Refutations, et de deux, 15.31 min, Avril 30, 2007; Refutations, et de trois, 15 min, avril 30, 2007; Refutations quattre, 16.46 min, April 30, 2007).

À propos d’une étude sur le marché du travail, le 2/01/2008.

La relación salarial, 10-8-2008.

Published on his website, by European Labour Network for Economic Policy elnep, Brussels: Financial crisis threatens employment and growth, Policy responses needed, 60 pdf pages, May 2008 … Résumée en français: La crise financière met l’emploi et la croissance en péril – des réponses politiques sont nécessaires, 4 pages.

Ideology Factories, Oct. 17, 2007.

He says: … It shows that the scope of the crisis requires “intervention at the heart of the ’game,’ that is, by radically transforming its structures” and observes that within the European Union, “any transformation runs up against the unbelievable protection the treaties found it necessary to accord financial capital.” Then it proposes two precise objectives: the abrogation of Article 56 of the Treaty of Lisbon and restriction of the “freedom of establishment” provided for in Article 48 that prohibit all restrictions on capital movements. Certainly, this is inadequate to define an overall policy, but it does allow us to conduct a concrete campaign around a key question, that of the necessary control of capital movements. And Europe is a vast and integrated enough economic unit for another policy to be envisaged at that level … (full interview text, April 17, 2008).

Marxists on the capitalist crisis: A Systemic Crisis, Both Global and Long-Lasting, 21 July, 2008.

… He says also: The present crisis is more than a banking crisis because it impeaches the configuration of the global economy. That configuration has assumed three significant characteristics. The first is the reduction of salaries’ share of income on a global scale. Yet the increase in profits that results from that reduction does not lead to increased productive accumulation. These non-invested profits regularly increase and go to feed the financial sphere, which then increases as a function of the disequilibria in the global economy: the United States’ trade deficit on the one hand, Europe, Japan, and “emerging” and/or oil-exporting countries’ trade surpluses on the other. The United States’ economy’s need for financing deepens and necessitates the influx of a growing stream of capital. Finally, financial deregulation makes control of these financial flows that surf the world in the search of extravagant yields impossible. The result: successive bubbles (the .com-economy, then real estate, etc.) and, over the last fifteen years, a series of localized financial crises (Mexico, Argentina, South-East Asia, etc.).  (on SaltSpringNews, April 21, 2008). The whole interview you can find on archives.econ.utah.edu, 14 Jul 2008,  et aussi en français (not dated): Michel Husson, une crise structurelle du capitalisme.

Find him and his publications on his website: articles (in many languages), and ouvrages/books, et le Google hussonet, et aussi sur l’emploi des jeunes; on wikipedia.fr; on Editions La Brèche Numérique; on amazon; on allBookstores.com; on Google Video-search; on Google Book-search; on Google Scholar-search; on Google Group-search; on Google Blog-search.

La baisse tendancielle de la part salariale, Oct. 4, 2007.

World Capitalism in a Phase of Permanent Instability, Feb 2005.

Birth of a giant, Nov 2005.

… The Cahuc-Kramarz report has given renewed impetus to the public debate on the issue of labour market reform. This debate is unlikely to focus on the protected occupations, whose potential for job creation is in all likelihood overestimated in the report. However, the proposed ‘redundancy tax’ is designed to lay costs associated with job losses well and truly at the door of companies in exchange for allowing them greater flexibility.  The tax would require employers and unions to be more detailed in setting out their claims and definitions. It is far from a foregone conclusion that the proposed new single employment contract will garner the support of the social partners since employers will see the new levy as being too high whereas the trade unions will consider the safeguards underpinning the new status for employees and unemployed people as too flimsy. (full text, April 01, 2005).

IMF: portrait of a serial killer, Oct 2002.

Employment performances in Europe, the conditions of success, not dated.

The Regulation School: A One-Way Ticket from Marx to the Saint-Simon Foundation, 10 pdf-pages, not dated.

Employment performances in Europe, the conditions of success, not dated.

Il dit: … – “Sur les mesures opportunes, il y a des propositions assez symboliques. Qui peut être contre les propositions sur l’éducation des enfants ? De même s’agissant du coup de pouce aux logiciels libres, c’est une bonne idée. La publication des décrets en même temps que les lois, c’est important, même si c’est contraire à la pratique. Enfin la proposition sur les délais de paiement des PME me semble justifiée. Mais les propositions qu’on peut juger intéressantes sont noyées dans des choses plus précises qui constituent un tournant vers une libéralisation de l’économie. Par exemple sur les privilèges. Je crois que les taxis et les coiffeurs vont être étonnés d’être considérés comme des privilégiés. Toutes les études récentes montrent qu’il y a une distribution inégalitaire des revenus, et la concentration des revenus est croissante. Le feu se concentre sur les professions réglementées. Il y a un côté “cocasse” comme dit François Hollande. On ne peut espérer d’effets extraordinaires sur la croissance avec ces petites mesures … (concernant le rapport Attali, opportun ou hors de propos? le 22 juin 2008).

Retranscription de débat: Autisme Economie, Question sur le parcours, 3 avril 2004.

Les moyens d’une autre mondialisation, Janvier 17, 2003.


European Left plan counter attack after the French no vote, June 29 2005;

ATTAC France, website in french;

le site de José Bové;

la Fondation Copernic;

Personnalités de l’altermondialisme;

Personnalités d’ATTAC France;

l’EURO sur wikipedia.fr;

Speeches of the last 8 years on International Viewpoint, p.ex.: Current difficulties of the feminist movement and the areas of united intervention, Congress report from the LCR, Women’s Secretariat, Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire, Feb 2008;

LINKS, international journal of socialist renewal, and its authors;

Dhafir Trial, Information about Dr. Rafil Dhafir.

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