Jeanne Lazarus Visiting Scholar

Area(s) of Interest:  Money, Credit and Banking; Financialization; Social Policy; Poverty

Biography

Jeanne Lazarus is a tenured CNRS research fellow at the CSO in Sciences-po (Paris). Her research has primarily focused on relationships between bankers and customers in French retail banks. She published L’Epreuve de l’argent (The Monetary Test) in 2012, and edited several special issues on banking, credit and money management. In a recent working paper, she presented this French Sociology of credit she's involved in : A Relationship and a Practice : On the French Sociology of Credit (Maxpo Discussion Paper, 2015). Jeanne has also conducted research on the sociology of money and the consumption and monetary practices of the impoverished. She is currently studying the making of a “responsible” financial market for individuals, in particular via education programs aimed at improving financial literacy, directives, and regulations regarding the commercialization of financial products and credit.

Jeanne is very involved in international discussions, in order to develop a perspective on financialization that compares different institutional and economical contexts but also bundles micro and macro levels. It has been the subject of a special issue co-edited with Mariana Luzzi : « L’argent domestique : des pratiques aux institutions » ("Domestic Money : From Practices to institutions").