Professor Virginie Pérotin



PhD, MA Economics, Cornell (USA)
Dipl. Ecole Suprieure de Commerce de Paris (France)


Before joining Leeds University Business School in May 2001, Virginie Perotin was a Senior Research Economist at the International Labour Office in Geneva (Switzerland). In the past, she has held research positions at the London School of Economics and the Centre d'Etude des Revenus et des Cots (CERC), a research centre of the French Prime Minister's Office in Paris. Prof. Protin has also acted as a consultant to the World Bank, the OECD and the European Commission on issues of profit-sharing, employee ownership and employee involvement schemes. She is a member of the Council of the International Association for the Economics of Participation and of the editorial board of the Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational DiversityComparative empirical research on the effects of firm ownership and governance on performance; public, private and third sector comparisons; employee ownership and profit sharing; worker cooperatives and social enterprises; firm creation and closure; human rights at work. Current projects: The Effects of Profit Sharing Schemes on Pay and Employment with F Fakhfakh (leading, Paris-II University) M Merlateau (Paris-II) and A Robinson (Leeds) funded by the French Ministry of Labour. The project compares the determinants and effects of employee share ownership and profit sharing schemes in France and the UK. An International Comparison of Worker Cooperatives with F Fakhfakh (Paris-II University, France) M Gago, S Arando, I Alzola and F Freundlich (Mondragon University, Spain) and A Zevi (Rome La Sapienza, Italy) funded by the (Spanish) Basque government. In the past Virginie Protin has also been awarded research and other grants by institutions including the Fulbright Foundation, the ESRC and CNRS, the Leverhulme Trust, the UK Department of Health, the European Commission's Human Capital and Mobility fund and the French Ministry of LabourEconometrics, MSc
Business Economics, Undergraduate Level 2
Comparitive Economics, MScA