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Olivier PILMIS

Research Programs
Governance and economic organizations program : Knowledge, science, and expertise program : Public policy and transformations of the state program : Work, employment, and professions program

Olivier PILMIS




Project InfoGouv : Informer pour gouverner. Les dynamiques institutionnelles des mondes de la gouvernance macroéconomique, co-directed by Olivier Pilmis (october 2017- june 2019)




Olivier Pilmis’ current research is on “economic forecasting markets: countering uncertainty with knowledge, careers, and devices.”
This work is a continuation of his PhD research on “markets” for state-subsidized freelance workers in show business (intermittents du spectacle) and freelance journalists, which he then pursued in his post-doctoral work, some of which was conducted at the CSO.
His analysis incorporates approaches from the sociologies of risk, labor, and professions. The underlying question is: how do individuals deal with uncertainty?

Within this framework, forecasting offers itself up as a discourse both on the economy and the future, in order to reduce risk and uncertainty, or, even better, to transform uncertainty into risk. Pilmis takes forecasting as an object for sociological study and looks at it from the perspective of both its production and reception. His research is thus organized around a series of questions:
What is a discourse on the future? How is it produced? How does it manage to become a legitimate forecast? What are, in the end, the social conditions necessary for these discourses to be effective?

During 2013-2014, Olivier Pilmis was visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institute für Gesellschaftforschung.





2014-
Lecturer for Classiques de la Sociologie, M1 Sociologie, at Sciences Po

2016-
Lecturer for Sources écrites, M2 Sociologie, at Sciences Po

2017-
Lecturer for Fabrique de la recherche, M2 Sociologie, at Sciences Po

2011-2013
Lecturer for the Economic Sociology seminar (Master’s) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

2010-2011
Lecturer for the Introduction to Sociology seminar (1st year undergraduate) at Sciences Po-Paris

2006-2007, 2009-2010
Teaching assistant (ATER) at the University of Paris Diderot-Paris 7, UFR SHS:
Introduction to Sociology (1st year undergraduate)
Sociology of Culture (last year undergraduate and master’s)
Research Methods (Master’s)
Preparation for the oral exams of the public education accreditation exam (agrégation externe) (Master’s)

2007-2009
Teaching assistante (ATER) at the University of Paris 12 Val-de-Marne, UFR SESS-STAPS:
General Sociology (2nd year undergraduate)
Sociology of Education (2nd year undergraduate)






2015-
Co-responsible of doctoral seminar at CSO

2006-2012
Member of the Bureau for Thematic Network 20 (“Methods”) of the French Sociological Association.

2009-2013
Member of the jury for the written sociology exam for the entrance exams at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Cachan






2008
PhD in Sociology at the EHESS “L'Organisation de marchés incertains. Une sociologie des mondes de la pige et de l'art dramatique” (“The organization of uncertain markets. A sociology of the worlds of freelance journalism and the dramatic arts”), advisor: Pierre-Michel Menger, 2008.

2002-2003
Accredited high school teacher (Agrégation) in economic and social sciences.

2002
Master’s in Sociology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences sociales (EHESS).

2001
Bachelor’s degree from Sciences Po-Paris




"Qu'est-ce qu'être bi-média ? Les dilemmes de l'articulation des rédactions web et print", November, 2017.

Compte rendu de lecture : Jens Beckert, Imagined Futures. Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics, June, 2017.

Compte rendu de lecture : Benjamin Lemoine, L’Ordre de la dette. Enquête sur les infortunes de l’État et la prospérité du marché (La Découverte, 2016), 2017.

Les formations d'actuaire : une analyse sociologique, 2016.

"Les temporalités du journalisme", Temporalités, n°23, October 2016, Numéro Spécial.

"Introduction au dossier "Les temporalités du journalisme"", Temporalités, n°23, October 2016.

"A la recherche de la "bonne formule" : la lutte contre l'obésité, entre régulations des entreprises et gouvernement des consommateurs", Presses de Sciences Po, May, 2016.

Des chiffres en lutte, La Vie des Idées, September, 2015.

Compte-rendu de Sébastien Michon, Les équipes parlementaires des eurodéputés. Entreprises politiques et rites d'institution, Promoculture-Larcier, 2014, Sociologie du travail, July, 2015.

What “being wrong” means in the world of macroeconomic forecasting, July 2015.

"Sources, indicateurs, mondes. Les données institutionnelles sur les journalistes pigistes et les intermittents du spectacle et leur comparaison", Editions Panthéon-Assas, May, 2015.

Eléments d'une sociologie de la prévision économique, November 2014.

Le travail et la création : entre liberté et soumission, November 2014.

"Produire en urgence. La gestion de l'imprévisible dans le monde du journalisme", March 2014.

"Producing in Urgent Situations. The Management of Unpredictability in the World of Journalism", Revue française de sociologie, March 2014.

Quelle indemnisation chômage pour les intermittents du spectacle? Modélisation et évaluation d’un régime alternatif, 2014.

"Des projets à la carrière. Les artistes interprètes et leurs anticipations des contreparties du travail, une perspective biographique", December 2013.

L'intermittence au travail. Une sociologie des marchés de la pige et de l'art dramatique, 2013.

"L'intermittence, nouvelle norme du marché du travail ?", Regards croisés sur l'économie, 2013.

"Le court-métrage, entre pari et investissement", 2013.

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