The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Gérard-Varet, Louis-André (1944–2001)

  • Rodolphe Dos Santos Ferreira
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Born on 30 June 1944 at Auxerre, Gérard-Varet studied economics and sociology at the University of Dijon, and prepared his doctorate partly at CORE (Louvain). He taught, as full professor, in Strasbourg, Toulouse and, for most of his academic career, Marseille, where he died on 31 January 2001. He played a quite important role, not only through his teaching and his scientific production, but also as an organizer, in particular as long-term director of his research centre (GREQAM, Marseille) and president of national and international economic associations.


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  • Rodolphe Dos Santos Ferreira
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