Michel Aglietta (born 1938 in Chambéry) is a French economist, currently Professor of Economics at the University of Paris X: Nanterre. Michel Aglietta is a scientific counsellor at CEPII, a member of the University Institute of France, and a consultant to Groupama. An alumnus of the École Polytechnique, from 1998 to 2006, he was a member of the Circle of economists. From 1997 to 2003, he was a member of the Council of economic analysis for the French Prime Minister. His monograph A Theory of Capitalist Regulation: The US Experience (Verso, 1976) laid the foundation for the regulation school of economics. He is a teacher at HEC Paris.
In October 1974, Michel Aglietta published his thesis, entitled Régulation du mode de production capitaliste dans la longue période. Exemple des États-Unis (1870–1970), for his doctorate thesis at the University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is also aggregate professor for the universities in Amiens, after he was administrator of the INSEE. The jury who marked his thesis consisted of Professors Raymond Barre, H. Brochier, Carlo Benetti, J. Weiller and Edmond Malinvaud.
He is a specialist in international monetary economy, known for his work on the functions of financial markets.
- Dérives du capitalisme financier, 2004
- Macroéconomie financière, 1995–2005
- La violence de la monnaie, with André Orléan, 1984
- Régulation et crises du capitalisme, 1976–1997
- La monnaie souveraine, with André Orléan, 1998
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