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  2. Jean-Baptiste Say - Wikipedia

    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 ...

  3. J.-B. Say | French economist | Britannica

    J.-B. Say, in full Jean-Baptiste Say, (born January 5, 1767, Lyon, France—died November 15, 1832, Paris), French economist, best known for his law of markets, which postulates that supply creates its own demand. After completing his education, Say worked briefly for an insurance company and then as a journalist.

  4. Jean-Baptiste Say: History of the Economist - Investopedia

    Jean-Baptiste Say was a French classical liberal economist. Born in 1767, Say worked in the French government under Napoleon (who later let him go) and as a professor of political economy at...

  5. Jean-Baptiste Say - New World Encyclopedia

    Jean-Baptiste Say (January 5, 1767 – November 15, 1832) was a French economist and businessman. He had classically liberal views and argued in favor of competition, free trade, and lifting restraints on business. His most significant contribution is the thesis, known as "Say's Law," that supply creates its own demand.

  6. Life and Works of Jean-Baptiste Say - Econlib

    J ean-Baptiste Say was born in Lyons on January 5, 1767 and died in Paris on November 15, 1832. Say was the leading French political economist in the first third of the 19th century. Before becoming an academic political economist quite late in life, Say had worked at a broad range of occupations including an apprenticeship in a commercial ...

  7. Say's Law of Markets Theory and Implications Explained

    Say's Law of Markets was developed in 1803 by the French classical economist and journalist, Jean-Baptiste Say. Say was influential because his theories address how a society creates wealth...

  8. Say's Law - Economics Help

    Say’s law states that the production of goods creates its own demand. In 1803, John Baptiste Say explained his theory. “It is worthwhile to remark that a product is no sooner created than it, from that instant, affords a market for other products to the full extent of its own value.” (J. B. Say, 1803: pp.138–9) This view suggests that ...