Revolutionary, Entrepreneur, Economist
Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge – 212 pages
This volume is the first full-length biography of Jean-Baptiste Say (1767-1832), the most famous French classical economist. During his lifetime Say actively took part in three revolutions: the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the establishment of economics as an academic discipline. He struggled with Bonaparte, was the owner of a cotton spinning mill, and published his famous Treatise of political economy and many other economic writings.
1. Youthful Revolutionary 2. At the Crossroads of Literature, Politics and Economics 3. A dissident under the consulate 4. Reluctant Entrepreneur 5. A rentier in a depressed economy 6. Spying in Britain 7. A dissident during the Restauration 8. Late Recognition 9. The Final Years 10. Among Masters, Peers and Students 11. Alive after 200 years.
Evert Schoorl was director of graduate studies in the economics department at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.