Paul Lagneau-Ymonet is an assistant professor of sociology at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL. He will be the 2022-23 Leverhulme Visiting Professor at III. His past research has focused on the history of the Paris Stock Exchange and on competition between financial centres in Europe. Paul is now working on contemporary forms of economic power. At the Institute, Paul will coordinate the activities of colleagues involved in the design, implementation, and operation of the World Elite Database (WED).