“I am an economist and a historian of economic thought, with growing interests in ethics, biblical studies and literature. These latter ones are side interests that have grown over the years to the point of changing the nature of my profession, which is constantly evolving. Because when I tried to get to the bottom of those 'economic' words that had fascinated me since my earliest studies - well-being, happiness, reciprocity, market, gift, gratuitousness... - I gradually realized that these 'first' words are too rich and complex to be well understood and explained by economic science alone, not even by that economy which I had helped to become more open to social and civil issues.
When they try to move from theory to life, the individual disciplines, all of them, die. In order to resurrect they must enter into dialogue with the other sister disciplines, because the verbs that open up life and explain it must be declined to the first person plural (we).
So today my work as a scholar and intellectual alternates between articles on economic theory with biblical commentaries and books on the history of economic thought as well as other writings on the religious nature of capitalism, and none of these strands alone is able to express fully what occupies my mind and heart today.”