Jean-Baptiste Say

French economist and businessman (1767–1832) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jean-Baptiste Say (French: [ʒɑ̃batist sɛ]; 5 January 1767 – 15 November 1832) was a liberal French economist and businessman who argued in favor of competition, free trade and lifting restraints on business. He is best known for Say's law—also known as the law of markets—which he popularized. Scholars disagree on the surprisingly subtle question of whether it was Say who first stated what is now called Say's law.[1][2] Moreover, he was one of the first economists to study entrepreneurship and conceptualized entrepreneurs as organizers and leaders of the economy.[3] He was also closely involved in the development of the École spéciale de commerce et d'industrie, historically the first business school to be established.

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Jean-Baptiste Say
Born(1767-01-05)5 January 1767
Died15 November 1832(1832-11-15) (aged 65)
Paris, France
Academic career
FieldPolitical economy
School or
French Liberal School
InfluencesRichard Cantillon, Adam Smith, Pietro Verri
ContributionsSay's law, entrepreneurship

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