Jeanne Lazarus

Research Director CNRS
Sociology of banking, Consumption, Money

Research Programs

  • Governance, economic organizations program
  • Knowledge, science, expertise program


Jeanne Lazarus’s research focuses on: 

  • Money and banks

She studies the intertwined practices of households, banks, and governments within an institutional organisation that involves banking regulation, group insurance plans, and fiscal policy.

  • Public policies on household money

She analyses policies that influence the way individuals and households manage their money, take on debt, save money, choose financial products, and resolve their financial difficulties. She inquires into how these policies develop in parallel with the transformations of the welfare state, as well as into the conceptions of protection they entail.

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Sciences Po

  • Introduction to Sociology (undergraduate programme, Nancy campus)
  • Poverty and society (undergraduate programme, Paris campus)
  • Sociology of gender (Master’s programme in Sociology)
  • Alternative and responsible finance (Master’s programme, School of Management and Innovation)


Dean of the Sciences Po University College (2023- )

President of the Board of the Sciences Po Institute (2022-2023)

Director of the Sociology Department at Sciences Po (2020 - 2023)

President of the Political Studies Institute Council (2019 - 2022)

Member of the Society for Advanced Socio-Economics (SASE) executive council and senior advisor for the SASE Newsletter (2016 - present)

Member of the journal Sociologie’s editorial board (2014 - present)

Editor-in-Chief of the journal Sociologie (since 2023)

Member of the scientific council at the Banque de France’s Observatory for Banking Inclusion (2014 - present)

Member of the editorial board at la vie des idées (2009 - present)

Co-head of undergraduate courses at Science Po’s Department of Sociology (2017 - 2020)

Vice-president of the Political Studies Institute Council (2016 - 2019)

Member of the journal Critique internationale’s editorial board (2012 - 2016)


Creation of a blog following the publication of Le biais comportementaliste [The Behaviourist Bias (FR)] with co-authors H. Bergeron, P. Castel, S. Dubuisson-Quellier, E. Nouguez, and O. Pilmis (2018)

Creation of the blog "Money in the USA" during a stay in the United States (2017)


Habilitation (professorial thesis) in Sociology
Dissertation title: “L’argent en règle” [Money in order], University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis (guarantor: Nicolas Duvoux)

PhD in Sociology, with highest honour and a special commendation from the committee, EHESS (advisor: Luc Boltanski)
Dissertation title: “L’Epreuve de l’argent. Une sociologie de la banque et de ses clients” [The test of money: A sociology of the bank and its clients]

DEA (M.Phil) in Sociology, l’EHESS

Agrégation in Economic and Social Sciences

Political Studies Institute - Paris

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