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Name and Surname Nicolas Pons-Vignon

Position Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care, Professor


Office Palazzo E - 205
Via Cantonale, 6928 Manno

Internal telephone number +41586666766


Personal Details Nicolas Pons-Vignon was born in Paris (France) on the 21st of July 1978.

Education and training Graduate (Public affairs division) of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques /Sciences-Po, Paris; MSc in Development Studies, SOAS, University of London; PhD in Development economics, EHESS, Paris.

Work experience Since 1 September 2020: Professor in Labour transformations and Social innovation, DEASS, SUPSI 2008-2020: Senior researcher, School of Economics and Finance, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, including: - 2011-2020: Co-ordinator of the Masters in Applied Development Economics - 2014-2016: Acting director of the Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development (CSID) research unit 2004-2007: Doctoral researcher, IFAS - French Institute of South Africa 2003-2004: Consultant, Development Centre, OECD, Paris 2001-2002: Project manager, PlaNet Finance, Rabat

Skills Economics and sociology of labour Economics and sociology of development Public policy analysis Qualitative research

Awards Ela Bhatt Visiting Professor, International Center for Development and Decent Work, University of Kassel (2019) Full PhD scholarship awarded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004-2007) Best daddy in the world according to my daughter

Chapter in book 2 Elements

Hayter, S.& Pons-Vignon, N. 2018. Industrial relations and inclusive development in South Africa: A dream deferred?. In Industrial Relations in Emerging Economies, Hayter Susan ,Lee Chang-Hee , pp.69-114. ILO and Edward Elgar. » more details Oya, C.& Pons-Vignon, N. 2010. Aid, Development and the State in Africa. In The Political Economy of Africa, Padayachee Vishnu , pp.172-198. Routledge. » more details

Newspaper/Magazine article 1 Element

Tschudi, D., Pons-Vignon, N.& Soldini, E. (2021) Il telelavoro alla SUPSI durante la crisi pandemica: quali insegnamenti per il futuro?. Dati - Statistiche e società, A. XXI, pp.27-37. » more details

Report 1 Element

Greppi, S., Giudici, F., Marazza, C., Marazzi, B.-C.& Pons-Vignon, N. (2021) Gli indipendenti in Svizzera. Composizione, protezione sociale, crisi pandemica. SUPSI-CCLWS. » more details

Scientific journal article 9 Elements

Pons-Vignon, N.& Isaacs, G. (2020) Tourner la page de l’apartheid ? Les enjeux du salaire minimum national en Afrique du Sud. Mondes en développement, vol. 190 (2) pp.27-56. » more details Anner, M., Pons-Vignon, N.& Rani, U. (2019) For a Future of Work with Dignity: A Critique of the World Bank Development Report, The Changing Nature of Work. Global Labour Journal, vol. 10 (1) pp.2-19. » more details Tinel, B., Pons-Vignon, N.& Rafferty, M. (2018) La sous-traitance comme forme contemporaine d’exploitation: les cas de l’Afrique du Sud, de l’Australie et de la France. Actuel Marx, vol. 63 (1) pp.32-50. » more details Pons-Vignon, N. (2014) Quand l'arc-en-ciel s'estompe : l'Afrique du Sud est-elle un pays émergent?. Revue Tiers Monde, vol. 3 (219) pp.119-140. » more details Pons-Vignon, N.& Segatti, A. (2013) art of neoliberalism’: accumulation, institutional change and social order since the end of apartheid, The. Review of African Political Economy, vol. 40 (138) pp.507-518. » more details Segatti, A.& Pons-Vignon, N. (2013) Stuck in stabilisation? South Africa's post-apartheid macro-economic policy between ideological conversion and technocratic capture. Review of African Political Economy, vol. 40 (138) pp.537-555. » more details Di Paola, M.& Pons-Vignon, N. (2013) Labour market restructuring in South Africa: low wages, high insecurity. Review of African Political Economy, vol. 40 (138) pp.628-638. » more details Pons-Vignon, N.& Anseeuw, W. (2009) Great Expectations: Working Conditions in South Africa since the End of Apartheid. Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 35 (4) pp.883-899. » more details Pons-Vignon, N.& Anseeuw, W. (2007) Le paradoxe sud-africain : les conditions de travail depuis la fin de l'apartheid. Politique africaine, vol. 106 (2) pp.149-164. » more details

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