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Name of the organisation: University of Paris I / PHARE
Address: 106-112, Maison des Sciences Economiques
75647 PARIS CEDEX 13
Tel: 00(33) (0)1 44 07 82 33
Web site:
Name of the contact person: SIGOT Nathalie
Function: Professor of Economics, Director of PHARE – Pole d’Histoire de l’Analyse et des Représentations Economiques, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
Tel: 00(33) (0)1 44 07 82 33
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:
Type of organisation:
  • University
Fields of action:
  • Universities
The University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne is one of the leading institution of higher education in France. It is also one of the largest universities in France today (with about 40 000 students), and is at the forefront of research in the fields of economics.

PHARE (Pôle d’Histoire de l’Analyse et des Représentations Economiques) is a research center labeled by the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and, since 2011, by the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). It is the only European Center devoted exclusively to the History of Economic Thought.

PHARE organized several international conferences in the past: and will organized next year (2013) an international conference dealing with the relationship between litterature and economics; this conference proved the interest of PHARE for a collaboration between history of economic thought scholars and linguistics scholars. PHARE organized also several seminars, where many European and French colleagues regularly present research papers.

PHARE welcomes numerus PhD scholars, who originate mainly from the Master degree in History of Economic Thought (Master THEME).

EXPERIENCE IN PREVIOUS PROJECTS PHARE was previously involved in a French research programme, financed by a public grant of the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche). This programme (2005/2008) was coordinated by the University of Strasbourg (France) and dealt with the Rawlsian distinction between two traditions of liberalism in Europe (“Liberalism of freedom” and “Liberalism of happiness”).

PHARE was in charge of the organization of several international conferences in the history of Economic Thought (see

PHARE has also gathered a high experience in the training of young researcher, thanks to its role in the Master THEME-History of Economic Thought and the Summer School in History of Economic Thought.
EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE OF THE ORGANIZATION IN THE PROJECT’S SUBJECT AREA Several of the members of PHARE worked/are working on French economists from an history of economic thought point of view: the PhD dissertation of Ph. Poinsot, for instance, was devoted to Jules Dupuit, and its relationship with others French economists of the nineteenth century. Nathalie Sigot devoted several articles to a comparison of two national philosophical traditions, comparing English utilitarianism with French contractualism.

In 2013, the organization of an international conference on Economics and Litterature will also provide an opportunity to work with linguists.
CONTRIBUTIONS THAT CAN BE PROVIDED TO THE PROJECT PHARE is the only European Center devoted exclusively to the History of Economic Thought. It organized many international conferences and is used to work in collaboration with other institutions (either French or European). It welcomes about 15 PhD scholars and a dozen of post-doctorate scholars.

Nathalie Sigot will be in charge of the French part of the project (researches in the translations and publications of economic writings in the French language). Besides her, several of members of PHARE are interested in working on this project: Christian Tutin (Professor of Economics, University of Paris XII, PHARE), Jean Dellemotte (Assistant Professor, University of Paris I), Laurie Bréban (PhD in Economics, PHARE), Philippe Poinsot (PhD in Economics, PHARE), Lucy Brillant (PhD Student in Economics, PHARE).

PHARE will carry out the following tasks:
  • Collection and analysis of bibliographical data about translations into the national language;
  • Digitisation of an entry for each recorded translation, according to the above specified criteria;
  • Collection of data about existing online editions of the recorded translations and their original sources and linking them to the relevant database entries;
  • Digitalisation of the essential paratextual parts of all recorded translated books without already existing e-text;
  • Full text digitalisation of all recorded translations of short texts (journal articles and dictionary entries) without already existing e-text;
  • Full text digitalisation of at least 10 e-text of translated books, provided that 10 non already digitalised editions exist.
CONTACT PERSON’S EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE Nathalie SIGOT is Professor of Economics at University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is the director of PHARE, and also a member of the scientific committee of the Summer School in History of Economic Thought. She was previously the director of the master program in History of Economic Thought in University of Paris I (Master THEME). She is a member of the Scientific Board of European Journal of the History of Economic Thought (EJHET).

She has published extensively in the field of History of Economic Thought.

In 2009, she published two articles in the field of the present project:
  • « Editer les œuvres économiques (1787-1801) de Bentham: Questions de frontière et de méthode », Cahiers d’économie politique, n° 57, 2009.
  • « Des dangers de l’utilitarisme benthamien : les économistes libéraux français du XIXème siècle face à Bentham », in J-P Cléro et E. de Champs (éds), Bentham et la France. Fortune et infortune de l’Utilitarisme, Oxford : Voltaire Foundation, 2009, pp. 209-224. She also presented another article in two international conferences, in Japan (Ricardo’s Conference, organized by the Ricardo’s Society) and in Russia (European Society of the History of Economic Thought), in the same fields, in 2012:
  • “Nineteenth-Century French Liberal Economists’ Reading of Ricardo through the lenses of their fear of socialism”.

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15 September 2013 The EET International Conference

The international conference entitled Translations of Economic Texts into and from European Languages, organized in the framework of the EE-T project, was held at the University of Pisa (Italy) on 11 to 13 September. The aim of the conference was to present the results of researches carried out throughout Europe on the international circulation of economic ideas through translations and adaptations of economic texts. The three days event was attended by around 100 participants representing: lecturers, researchers, students in the field of history of economic thought. More information is available in the Events section