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    • 1. (1870–1942), French physical chemist. He provided the definitive proof of the existence of atoms, proved that cathode rays are negatively charged, and investigated Brownian motion. Nobel Prize for Physics (1926).
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  3. 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 ...

  4. J.-B. Say, 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.

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

    Jean-Baptiste Say, commonly known as J-B Say, wrote about money and banking and shared his views of taxation as burdensome. and for his book titled A Treatise On Political Economy, which was ...

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  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. 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.


    Jean-Baptiste Say’s notion of débouchés has not been correctly understood, due to the lack of proper context within the framework of his broader political economy. We revisit Say’s writings on this topic, retrace the concept’s evolution, and lay out a framework that better illustrates the essence of Say’s thinking.

  9. Jean-Baptiste Say - Econlib

    Morgan Rose, Implications of Costly Information, at Econlib. Jean-Baptiste Say, Letters to Mr. Malthus and a Catechism of Political Economy, at the Online Library of Liberty. The Online Library of Liberty’s Collection on The Classical School of Political Economy.

  10. Jean Baptiste Say |

    The French economist Jean Baptiste Say (1767-1832), one of the founders of the classical school, is best known for his law of markets. He was the first academic teacher of economics in France. Jean Baptiste Say was born on Jan. 5, 1767, in Lyons of a Protestant merchant family.

  11. Say's law - Oxford Reference

    The argument behind Say's law is that the supplier of a product will spend the income received, thus the supply creates a demand. In the words of Jean-Baptiste Say (1767–1832), ‘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.

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