Paul H. Dembinski

Director: Paul H. Dembinski

Born in Cracow in 1955, Paul H. Dembinski studied political science in Geneva and received his doctorate in economics in 1982. In 1979 he was appointed lecturer and assistant professor at the University of Geneva, and in 1991 he was appointed visiting professor at Switzerland’s University of Fribourg, where he now occupies the chair of International Strategy and Competition on a half-time basis.

In 1989 he and his associate Alain Schoenenberger founded Eco’Diagnostic, a fully independent, interdisciplinary economic research institute that still operates today.

An expert on behalf of international organizations such as OECD and UNCTAD, he also conducts studies of Switzerland’s economic fabric (at both cantonal and federal level). Since 1999 he has been co-editor of the journal Finance & the Common Good/Bien Commun.

Since 2005, following the launch of the Ethics and Finance – Robin Cosgrove Prize, he has co-chaired the two juries with Ms Carol Cosgrove-Sacks and Mr Domingo Sugranyes.

His working languages are English, French, German, Polish and Spanish.

Main publications

Ethics and Responsibility in Finance, Routledge, 2017 (also published in French , German and Polish)

Beyond the Financial Crisis: Towards a Christian Perspective for Action, (with Simona Beretta) – Caritas in Veritate Foundation, 2014 (also published in Polish)

Trust & Ethics in Finance, (co-editor) – Globethics, 2012

The Role of Large Enterprises in Democracy and Society (ed.), Palgrave, London, 2010

Pratiques financières – regards chrétiens (ed.),  Desclée de Brouwer, Paris, 2009 (in French only)

Finance: Servant or Deceiver? Financialization at the Crossroads, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2009 (also published in French, Spanish and Polish)

Enron and the World of Finance – a Case Study in Ethics (ed.), Palgrave, London, 2005

Les PME en Suisse. Profils et Défis, Georg, Geneva, 2004 and Rüegger, Zurich, 2004 (in French only)

Economic and Financial Globalization: What the Numbers Say, United Nations, New York and Geneva, 2003 (also published in French)

La privatisation en Europe de l’Est, Presses Universitaires de France (PUF), Paris, 1995 (in French only)

Economie et Finances, BPS, Berne, 1995 (published in French, Italian and German)

The logic of the planned economy, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1991 (also published in French)


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