Do you really know Rodolphe Desbordes, Head of the SKEMA Centre for Global Risks and Professor in Economics? Let’s check it out!
Your top resolution for 2024: To follow Eleanor Roosevelt’s recommendation: “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people”.
The historical figure you would want as a research partner: Adam Smith.
The book you (would like to) read twice: Everything is Obvious: Once You Know the Answer (Duncan Watts).
If your research centre had a theme song: “Mighty Wings” by Cheap Trick.
Your favourite social media: Substack.
The subject you can talk and read about for hours: Economic Development.
The best piece of advice you have received regarding academia: Don’t take yourself too seriously!
The quirkiest item on your office desk: A PS4 that I have never used.
Your favourite spot on campus for inspiration or reflection: The rooftop.
The other job you would have liked to do: A veterinarian.
One word to describe the Research Centre you represent: Impact.