Bruno Amable graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris (HEC) in 1984. In 1991 he obtained a Ph.D in Economics from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and was a researcher at the Insitute of Economic and Social Research (IRES). Since 1991 he has been a research fellow with Centre pour la recherche économique et ses applications (CEPREMAP) in Paris. In 2000, he won the prize for the best young economist in France. Currently he is a professor at the University of Geneve, on leave from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Bruno Amable has devoted himself to the study of neo-liberalism, particularly its relations with innovation, and the analysis of the various forms of capitalism in developed countries. Over the last fifteen years, Bruno has belonged to a group of political economists in France who engage in theoretical innovations in the fields of economics and comparative politics. A sample of his published work includes “Les cinq capitalisms”, which shows that the major developed capitalist economies do not necessarily converge on the Anglo-Saxon neo-liberal model and distinguishes five models of capitalism that differ in their economic and social institutions. His most recent book, Structural Crisis and Institutional Change in Modern Capitalism: French Capitalism in Transition analyses the evolution of the French model of capitalism in relation to the instability of socio-political compromises.