Christian Comeliau

Christian Comeliau was formerly Professor of Development Economics at the Institut Universaire d’Etudes du Développement (Graduate Institute of Development Studies), Geneva, from 1990 to 2003. An economist, he has held positions, among others, at the OECD and at the Commissariat Général du Plan in Paris. Since 1980, he has been guest professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and is an occasional consultant for the United Nations and the French Cooperation. Mr Comeliau has published numerous books and articles and is currently preparing La croissance économique: mesure ou démesure.

  • The Impasse of Modernity

    Debating the Future of the Global Market Economy

    By Christian Comeliau     January 2002

    There is a deep unease is growing over the direction of modern society. Christian Comeliau, a well-known French economist, argues that understanding the historical logic of modernity must start with the economy, but that constructive discussion of the future must look at economics within the framework of society’s goals and the limits of Nature.