A graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and ENSAE ParisTech, Michel Aglietta is a Professor of Economics at Paris Ouest University and HEC Paris. He is also is a scientific counsellor at CEPII, a member of the University Institute of France, and a consultant to Groupama-Asset Management. From 1997 to 2003, he was a member of the Council of economic analysis for the French Prime Minister. His monograph "A Theory of Capitalist Regulation: The US Experience" (Verso, 1976) laid the foundation for the regulation school of economics. Since then he has published many books, including recently "La Voie Chinoise" ("The Chinese Way", with Guo Bai, 2012).