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Clément Colson and the Development of the Mathematical Economics and Statistics in France

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Revue d’histoire de la pensée économique
    2018 – 2, n° 6
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  • Author: De Paoli (Joachim)
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  • Abstract: The aim of the paper is to analyse the role of Clement Colson in the development of economic calculus in France. First of all this study demonstrates that he is one of the few French liberal economists of the early 20th century to use mathematics. Then this article shows that he is one of the pioneers of the use of statistics in economics. Finally, his simultaneous use of statistics and mathematics allows to consider him as an author facilitating the first project of econometrics diffusion in France.
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  • Pages: 141 to 168
  • Journal: Journal of the History of Economic Thought, n° 6

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-08759-5
  • ISSN: 2495-8670
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-08759-5.p.0141
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Online parution: 12-05-2018
  • Periodicity: Biannual
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: Colson, economists engineers, history of economic calculus, history of national accounting, history of econometrics
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