In 2030, in just seventeen years, China, India and Africa will each have one and a half billion inhabitants. And the world will be different.
An observer of the economic evolution of countries other than those in Europe and the West who starts from the experience of living with people... interesting and lively with examples... An interview with Jean-Joseph Boillot who takes us on a journey through time with a look at the evolution of emerging countries, with examples from China and India, and how this evolution can serve the humanity of tomorrow.
Jean-Joseph Boillot is an agrégé de sciences économiques et sociales and holds a doctorate in economics. He has taught at the École normale supérieure and worked on Asia as a research associate at CEPII. After multiple stays in India and China during the 1980s, he defended a thesis in 1989 on the Indian model of development compared in particular to China.
Author of more than 20 books, including L'Afrique pour les nuls (First, 2015), L'Inde pour les nuls (First, 2014), Chindiafrique, la Chine, l'Inde et l'Afrique feront le monde demain (Odile Jacob 2013), L'Innovation Jugaad, redevenons ingénieux (translation-adaptation, Diateino 2013), KAL, un abécédaire de l'Inde moderne (Buchet-Chastel 2011), L'Économie de l'Inde (La Découverte 2016 for the 3rd edition), and Chine Hong Kong Taïwan, une nouvelle géographie économique de l'Asie at La Documentation Française (2001), J.J. Boillot is co-founder of the Euro-India Economic & Business Group (EIEBG), a member of the editorial board of Alternatives économiques to which he contributes every month for an international column, and a member of the Cercle Cyclope for which he is responsible for the India chapter of the Raw Materials Yearbook. He was also a member of the EuroIndia Center, the Association France-Union Indienne and Confrontation Europe.
In this interview, Jean-Joseph Boillot outlines the lessons he learns from these fruitful encounters with India, China and Africa and allows us to take a step aside to appreciate the emerging world and its challenges.
"This encounter with Tunisia at a young age, from the age of 18, gave me the virus of meeting people, the interest to go and see outside the West, outside Europe. With the meeting with India I wanted to "Live with people and not live offshore from hotel to hotel". Listen to the rest...