4. Biography and bibliography

Last update : december 2008

Jacques Gouverneur

Jacques Gouverneur (born in 1940) is Doctor in Law of the Université Catholique de Louvain (1962) and D.Phil. in Economics of Oxford University (1969).

He achieved a complete academic career at the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL), where he delivered courses on « Latin American economics » and « Marxist analysis of capitalist economy ». He also delivered lectures or seminars in several other universities, both in Europe and Latin America. He is emeritus professor of the UCL since 2000.

Parallel to his academic research and teaching activities, throughout his professional life Jacques Gouverneur developed a great number of extra-university training activities intended for very diverse groups, all of them anxious to better understand the current economic situation. Most of the author’s publications result from this twofold experience – inside and outside university – and are intended for a fairly wide readership, much wider than academic circles.

The complete bibliography is classified by topics : productivity, Latin-American problems, historical materialism, Marxist economic analysis, capitalism’s present crisis. Let us mention here the most important texts :