The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Massé, Pierre (1898–1987)

  • Marcel P. Boiteux
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Massé was born on 13 January 1898, the same day that Emile Zola in his ‘J’accuse’ revealed the truth about the Dreyfus Affair, which arouses so much passion in French political circles to this day. His family was quick to take sides − in defence of the innocent − and from them Massé quite probably inherited his deep humanism, in which realistic thought was allied with optimism in action.


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  • Marcel P. Boiteux
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