Famous Economists from France

List of notable or famous economists from France, with bios and photos, including the top economists born in France and even some popular economists who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French economists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These economists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known economist from France is included when available.

This list features Pellegrino Rossi, Jean-Claude Trichet and more.

This historic economists from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French economists of note?" and "Who are the most famous economists from France?" These prominent economists of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French economists.

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  • Albert Aftalion
    Dec. at 81 (1874-1956)
    • Birthplace: Ruse, Bulgaria, Severen tsentralen, Bulgaria
    Albert Abram Aftalion (October 21, 1874, Rusçuk, Ottoman Empire – December 6, 1956, Geneva, Switzerland) was a French economist. He taught at the Paris University (1925–1939). He co-founded the ...more
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de l'Aulne (; French: [tyʁgo]; 10 May 1727 – 18 March 1781), commonly known as Turgot, was a French economist and statesman. Originally considered a physiocrat, he ...more
  • Antoine Augustin Cournot
    Dec. at 75 (1801-1877)
    • Birthplace: Gray, France
    Antoine Augustin Cournot (28 August 1801 – 31 March 1877) was a French philosopher and mathematician who also contributed to the development of economics.
  • Antoine de Montchrestien

    Antoine de Montchrestien

    Dec. at 46 (1575-1621)
    • Birthplace: Falaise, France
    Antoine de Montchrestien (or Montchrétien) (c. 1575 – 7 or 8 October 1621) was a French soldier, dramatist, adventurer and economist. Montchrestien was born in Falaise, Normandy. Son of an apothecary ...more
  • Bernard Guerrien

    Bernard Guerrien

    Age: 80
    Bernard Guerrien is a French economist and the author of La Théorie des jeux (2002), Dictionnaire d'analyse économique (2002), and La théorie économique néoclassique. macroéconomie, théorie des jeux, ...more
  • Charles Bettelheim

    Charles Bettelheim

    Dec. at 92 (1913-2006)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    Charles Bettelheim was a French Marxian economist and historian, founder of the Center for the Study of Modes of Industrialization at the EHESS, economic advisor to the governments of several ...more