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Famous Economists from France

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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.

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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 82 (1874-1956)
    Albert Abram Aftalion (October 21, 1874, Rusçuk, Ottoman Empire – December 6, 1956, Geneva,...  more
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    Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de l'Aulne (; French: [tyʁgo]; 10 May 1727 – 18 March 1781),...  more
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    Antoine Augustin Cournot

    Dec. at 76 (1801-1877)
    Antoine Augustin Cournot (28 August 1801 – 31 March 1877) was a French philosopher and...  more
  • 4

    Antoine de Montchrestien

    Dec. at 46 (1575-1621)
    Antoine de Montchrestien (or Montchrétien) (c. 1575 – 7 or 8 October 1621) was a French...  more
  • 5

    Bernard Guerrien

    Age: 77
    Bernard Guerrien is a French economist and the author of La Théorie des jeux (2002),...  more
  • 6

    Charles Bettelheim

    Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)
    Charles Bettelheim was a French Marxian economist and historian, founder of the Center for the...  more
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    Charles Ganilh

    Dec. at 78 (1758-1836)
    Charles Ganilh (6 January 1758 – 1836) was a French economist and politician. He was born at...  more
  • 8

    Charles Gide

    Dec. at 85 (1847-1932)
    ₧Charles Gide (French: [ʒid]; 1847–1932) was a French economist and historian of economic...  more
  • 9
    Daniel Cohen is a French economist and a professor at the École d'économie de Paris as well as...  more
  • 10

    Dominique Guellec

    Dominique Guellec is a French economist. He formerly held the post of chief economist at the...  more
  • 11
    Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn (French pronunciation: ​[dɔminik stʁos kan]; born 25 April...  more
  • 12
    Édouard Balladur (French: [edwaʁ baladyʁ]; born 2 May 1929) is a French politician who served...  more
  • 13
    Emmanuel Saez (born November 26, 1972) is a French and American economist who is Professor of...  more
  • 14
    Esther Duflo, FBA (French: [dyflo]; born 25 October 1972) is a French American economist,...  more
  • 15

    Étienne Bonnot de Condillac

    Dec. at 65 (1715-1780)
    Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (; French: [bɔno də kɔ̃dijak]; 30 September 1714 – 3 August 1780)...  more
  • 16

    François Bourguignon

    Age: 75
    François Bourguignon (born May 22, 1945) is the former Chief Economist (2003–2007) of the...  more
  • 17

    François de Neufchâteau

    Dec. at 78 (1750-1828)
    Nicolas-Louis François de Neufchâteau (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃swa də nœfʃato]; 17 April...  more
  • 18

    François Simiand

    Dec. at 62 (1873-1935)
    François Joseph Charles Simiand (18 April 1873 – 13 April 1935) was a French sociologist and...  more
  • 19

    François-Xavier Verschave

    Dec. at 60 (1945-2005)
    François-Xavier Verschave (28 October 1945 – 29 June 2005) was primarily known as one of the...  more
  • 20

    Frédéric Bastiat

    Dec. at 49 (1801-1850)
    Claude-Frédéric Bastiat (; French: [klod fʁedeʁik bastja]; 29 June 1801 – 24 December 1850)...  more
  • 21

    Frédéric Passy

    Dec. at 90 (1822-1912)
    Frédéric Passy (May 20, 1822 – June 12, 1912) was a French economist and a joint winner...  more
  • 22

    Gérard Debreu

    Dec. at 83 (1921-2004)
    Gérard Debreu (French: [dəbʁø]; 4 July 1921 – 31 December 2004) was a French-born economist...  more
  • 23

    Henri Cernuschi

    Dec. at 75 (1821-1896)
    Henri Cernuschi (Enrico Cernuschi in Italian) (19 February 1821 – 11 May 1896), was a major...  more
  • 24

    Henri Fayol

    Dec. at 84 (1841-1925)
    Henri Fayol (29 July 1841 – 19 November 1925) was a French mining engineer, mining executive,...  more
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    Henri Hauser

    Dec. at 80 (1866-1946)
    Henri Hauser (19 July 1866 – 27 May 1946) was a French historian, geographer, and economist....  more