Fifteen years after the Global Financial Crisis: Recessions and Business Cycles in the History of Economic Thought

Pascal Bridel


Pascal Bridel is Professor Emeritus at the University of Lausanne. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 1981. He has served as Economic Adviser at the Research Department and at the Head of International Monetary Department of the Swiss National Bank between 1981 and 1986. He was Professor of Economics at the University of Lausanne between 1986 and 2014  (Monetary Theory and History of Economic Thought), and at the University of Geneva between 2001 and 2014 (History of Economic Thought). He is also the founder of the Centre Walras-Pareto, and was its Director between 1990 and 2014.

Pascal Bridel is the author of several books, such as Cambridge Monetary Thought. The Development of Saving-Investment Analysis from Marshall to Keynes (Macmillan, 1987), Money and General Equilibrium Theory. From Walras to Pareto (1870-1923) (Edward Elgar, 1997), The Foundations of Price Theory (Pickering & Chatto, 2001), General Equilibrium Analysis a Century after Walras (Routledge, 2011), Essais sur l’histoire de la pensée économique (Garnier, 2022). He has written various entries in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (1987) and in the The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance (1992). He is also the author of many articles and bookreviews in Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Literature, Economica, History of Political Economy, The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, The Manchester School of Economic and Social Studies, Revue économique, Revue d’économie politique, Revue européenne des sciences sociales, Oeconomia - Economies et Sociétés.