Professor Jean-François HUCHET
Professor of Economics and President
National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisation (INALCO)
Jean-François Huchet is currently President and Professor of Economics (Chair of Chinese economy and comparative economics in Asia) at the National Institute for Oriental Language and Civilization in Paris (Inalco). He was director of the Centre for Asian Studies (ASIEs) at Inalco from 2014 to 2017. Between 2006 and 2011, he was director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) based in Hong Kong, and director of the Academic Journal "China Perspectives". He was based in Asia for 18 years and has occupied several academic positions as senior research fellow at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Hong Kong and at the Maison franco-japonaise in Tokyo. He has received his PhD of economics from the University of Rennes (France) in 1993 and did in PhD research at Beijing University from 1987 to 1991. His research and publications have focused on the role of the state in economic development in China and India and on the global consequences of China’s economic development. His latest books and articles include: The Environmental Crisis in China (in French), Paris, Presses de SciencesPo, 2016 ; China and India in Central Asia, A new Great Game?, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, 254 pp. ; "Impact of 1989 on the Emergence of State and Authoritarian Capitalism in China ", in Jacques Rupnik and Christian Lequesne (eds.), 1989: Europe and the World transformed, London, Routledge, 2011.