Christophe Salvat is a research associate at the Centre and a non-stipendiary research fellow at Robinson College. He is a research fellow in the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) in France and was appointed in the Groupement de Recherche en Economie Quantitative d’Aix Marseille (GREQAM) in 2002. Dr Salvat’s PhD research at Lyon dealt with André Morellet’s contribution to the development and diffusion of French economic discourse; he completed the work while at Trinity College Dublin on a one-year grant awarded by the Conseil Régional. After finishing at Lyon, he was a research fellow at the Walras-Pareto Centre at Lausanne and taught economics at the University of Lausanne. At the moment Dr Salvat mainly works on the history of economic, political and philosophical ideas in the eighteenth century. His current research focuses more specifically on rationality, law and identity issues in the work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.