Jean-Pierre Centi

DATE AND PLACE OR BIRTH : SOUSSE (TUNISIA)
May 2, 1945

CITIZENSHIP : French

MARITAL STATUS : Married, 2 sons

ADDRESS :

Home : La Bastide des Adrechs
3207 Chemin de la Plaine
13590 MEYREUIL
Tel : (33)442 38 78 77
E.mail : jean-pierre.centi@univ.u-3mrs.fr

Office : M. le Doyen J.P. CENTI
Faculté d’Economie Appliquée
3 Avenue Robert Schuman
13628 AIX EN PROVENCE CEDEX 1
Tel. : (33)442 17 29 94
Fax : (33)442 59 38 87
E.mail : cabdoyen@univ.u-3mrs.fr

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION DEGREES

• Université d’Aix-Marseille III (1980) Doctorat de 3ème cycle en
Macroéconomie
(Mention Très Bien avec Eloges à
l’unanimité)

• Université d’Aix-Marseille III (1979 ) Doctorat d’Etat en Sciences
Economiques (Ph. D)
(Mention Très Honorable avec Eloges à l’unanimité)

• Académie d’Aix-Marseille :
Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Economiques (1964-1969)
Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures
En Sciences Economiques
(Mention Bien)

PREVIOUS AND PRESENT POSITIONS

• Professor of Monetary Theory, Economic Policy and Public Choice
(Université d’Aix-Marseille III), 1986 to date.

• Professor of Monetary Theory and Economic Policy
(Université de Perpignan, France), 1982-1986

• Assistant Professsor of Monetary theory and Macroeconomics
(Université d’Aix-Marseille III), 1979-1981

• Lecturer in Monetary Theory and Macroeconomics
(Université d’Aix-Marseille III), 1969-1979.

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES

• Dean of the Faculté d’Economie Appliquée since January 2002.
• Member of the Board of Directors of Paul Cézanne University of Aix-Marseille
• Director of « Centre d’Analyse Economique » de la Faculté d’Economie Appliquée from 1983 to 2002.
• In charge of the D.E.A. Degree « Analyse Economique des Institutions, from 1986 to 2002.
• Director of « Magistère Media et Formation Economique » from 1988 to 2002
• Coordinator for the European Erasmus (next SOCRATES) Programme « Law and Economics »
since1991, afterwards Erasmus Mundus Programme since 2004
• Member of the “Conseil National des Universités” (National Academin Advisory Council), Paris, 1987 –
1991, and 2003 – .
• Consultant to the French Ministry of National Education from 1994 to 1996.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS :

• American Economic Association.
• European Public Choice Society.
• Institute for Economic Studies Europe (Director).
• Mont Pèlerin Society: (Director from 2002).
• International Center for Research and Environmental Issues (Board member).

OTHER ACTIVITIES :

• Editor of « Le Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines », Quarterly bilingual Review (first
number to be published in winter 1989/1990.
• Member of the “Editorial Advisory Board of the Fraser Institute » Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
• Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Centre for Economic Research (Turin).
• Member of the Scientific Committee of the Review “Procesos de Mercado, Revista Europea de
Economia Politica”
• Consultant to the French Ministry of Justice (1996).
• Visiting Professor, California State University of Hayward, CAL, USA (April-May-June, 1990)
• Visiting Professor, WSHiP (Warsaw Private University) (1997, 1998)

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES :

• Set up international meetings in Aix-en-Provence : especially an International Conference on Property
Rights and Environmental Resources every 2 years, and publication of the proceedings in French and
English (the first Conference was held in June 1996, the second in July 1998 on “water resources”, the third
in July 2000 on “marine resources”, the fourth in July 2002 on “coastal resources”, the fifth in June 2004 on
“waste”).
• Attending several meetings of “The Mont Pelerin Society”, European Public Choice Meetings, many
“Liberty Fund” Colloquia, and workshops in Law and Economics.
• Fellowship at the International Center of Economic Research, Turin, Italy (June, July, Sept, Oct. 1994).

RESEARCH : MAIN FIELDS :

• Monetary Theory and Policy
• Public Choice Analysis
• Law and Economics
• Austrian Economics.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND WORK

. « Intellectual Property Rights and Entrepreneurship : On the Precedence of Trademarks”, ICER,
WP No 2905, presented at the 75th Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association,
Washington, DC, 2005.

. “Droit des marques et croissance économique : le cas de la Chine est-il généralisable ? », 54ème
Congrès de l’Association Internationale des Economistes de Langue Française, Aix-en-Provence, 2005,
submitted paper.

. “Promoting Entrepreneurship and Growth through Tax Reform”, in Austrian Economics Today
II: Reforms for a Competitive Economy, Conference proceedings under the auspices of the Federal
Minister of Finance, Karl-Heinz Grasser, Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institut (ed.), pp. 21-34, The ILAE (2005).

. “Competitive Strategies and Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy”, paper
prepared for the French-Chinese Conference, Shanghai University, December 2004 (Proceedings).

. “Possible Economic Consequences of Electronic Money” (en collaboration avec G.
Bougi), in Austrian Perspectives on the New Economy, Jack Birner and Pierre Garrouste (eds.), pp. 262-
286, Routledge (2003).

• “L’esprit d’entreprise au service du littoral” in Droits de propriété, économie et environnement : le
littoral, M. FALQUE et H. LAMOTTE (eds.), pp.196-204, Bruylant (2003).

• “The Meaning(s) of the Market Process”, paper presented for the Spring NYU Seminar, 2003, en
collaboration avec Neelkant Chamilall.

• “Hayekian Perspectives on the Monetary System: Toward Fiat Private and Competitive Moneys”, in
Austrian Economics Today : Analyses, Ideas and Suggestions, Conference proceedings under the auspices
of the Federal Minister of Finance, Karl-Heinz Grasser, Kurt R. Leube (ed.), pp. 89-104, The IIAE?
Frankfurter Allgemeine Buch, Frankfurt am Main (2003).

• “Property Rights and Marine Resources : Theoretical Foundations and Applications” in Marine
Resources: Property Rights, Economics and Environment, M. FALQUE, M. DE ALESSI, and H. LAMOTTE
(eds.), JAI: Elsevier, 2002, pp.123-36

• “Droit, économie et propriété: la place fondamentale de l’éthique », in Ethique et propriété, J.-Y.
Naudet (éd.), pp. 181-200, Librairie de l’Université d’Aix-en-Provence, (2002).

• “On Extending Currency Convertibility to African Countries and Allowing Spontaneous Monetary
Integration” (48 pp.), Contribution au dossier “On the Prospects and Feasibility of African Integration” ;
coordonnateur : Prof. E. Colombatto, (février 2001).

• “La détermination du prix de l’eau par les droits de propriété”, in Droits de propriété et environnement,
M. FALQUE et M. MASSENET (eds), Dalloz, (Collection Thèmes et Commentaires), mars 2000, pp. 199-163.

• “Equilibrium or Market Order ?”, Paper prepared for the 70th Conference of the Southern Economic
Association, Arlington, Virginia, November 10-12, 2000; en collaboration avec Neelkant Chamilall.

• Essays in Honour of Hayek’s Centenary Birthday (sous la direction de J.P. CENTI) :
Part 1 : Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, Vol. IX, n° 2/3, juin/sept. 1999, 259 pp
Part. 2 : Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, Vol. IX, n° 4, déc. 1999, 168 pp.

• “Le prix de l’environnement. Une approche par l’analyse économique du droit”, in Droits de Propriété
et Environnement, M. FALQUE et M. MASSENET (eds), Dalloz, Coll. Thèmes et Commentaires, 1997 (pp
156-172).

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