The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Aftalion, Albert (1874-1956)

  • Joseph Halevi
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Aftalion was a Bulgarian-born French economist. He taught at the University of Lille and later at the University of Paris (Villey 1968). His works include a study on Sismondi (1899), a treatise on crises of overproduction (1913), a critique of socialism (1923), two books on monetary issues (1927a, 1948) and several writings on issues related to international trade and the balance of payments (1937). His international reputation is mostly due to the 1913 work on overproduction, a summary of which exists in English (1927b).

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  1. Villey, D. 1968. Aftalion, A. In International encyclopedia of the social sciences. New York: Macmillan.Google Scholar

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  • Joseph Halevi
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