The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Pirou, Gaetan (1886–1946)

  • Roger Dehem
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Born at Le Mans in 1886; died in Paris, 1946. A doctor in law (Rennes, 1909) and economics (Paris, 1910), Pirou taught at the Institut Français in London (1913–14), at Rennes, Milan, Algiers and Bordeaux (1920–26) before his appointment to the chair of history of economic thought in Paris (1927). He later taught at the Ecole des sciences politiques (1940–46) and was editor of the Revue d’économie politique (1935–46).

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  • Roger Dehem
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