Isabelle Guérin

Socioeconomist, France

Senior Research Fellow, IRD – CESSMA  (UMR 245) – Centre d’études en sciences sociales sur les mondes africains, américains et asiatiques

Institute for Advanced Studies Member, Princeton, 2019-2020

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PhD in Economics (2000, Lyon II University/ Economic Analysis and History of Institutions) Socioconomist specializing on interactions between household behaviour, vulnerability and social justice. Areas of specialization are 1) household survival and livelihood strategies, with a focus on indebtedness, over-indebtedness, debt bondage and on gender dimensions of vulnerability; 2) collective action and NGOs interventions, with a focus on microfinance, empowerment programme, and linkages with public policies. From a theoretical perspective, specific attention is paid to the social meaning of money, debt and finance, the social fabric of markets, organizations and institutions.