Sunday, September 25, 2016

Death 87-year-old journalist and essayist Jean Boissonnat – Le Figaro

Avid fan of opera and classical music, the economic journalist has notably co-founded The Expansion. He was also one of the famous voice of the station Europe 1. He died Sunday as a result of a cerebral vascular accident.

Jean Boissonnat, was, without doubt, the economic journalist of his generation, the most known to the general public. Co-founder with Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber business magazine Expansion, then Company, the writer of 87 years died on Sunday as a result of a cerebral vascular accident.

the Son of a labourer, born in Paris, the year of the Wall Street crash, it carried out many analyses on the crisis that followed the 1929. He is notably the author of “Diary of a crisis (1973-1984)” and “Crisis, crash, boom” co-authored with Michel Albert. A graduate of Sciences Po, he has advocated for Youth student catholic (JEC) with his friend, the journalist and writer Jacques Duquesne.

He began his career in 1954 in the journal The Cross, of which he was head of the department for economic and social until 1967. During this period he was also a lecturer, then a professor at the Institute of political studies of Paris. A devotee of opera and classical music, he is editor-in-chief of Expansion 1967 to 1986, and then he became the editorial director from 1986 to 1994. It is mainly in 1981 that the French are discovering his face when he animates with Michèle Cotta, the televised debate between the two rounds of the presidential election between Valéry Giscard d’estaing and Francois Mitterrand.

Jean Boissonnat was also one of the famous voice of the station Europe 1, where he remained economic columnist of many years. Ex-member of the monetary policy Council of the Banque de France, he is the author of a report on the evolution of wage labour for the Commissariat au Plan. Among his many works include “the adventure of The christian social doctrine: past and future” (1999), “The end of unemployment?” (2001) “the case for France who doubt” (2004) and “2029 or how I travelled through three centuries in a hundred years” (2009).


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