The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Cherbuliez, Antoine Elisée (1797–1869)

  • R. F. Hébert
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Swiss lawyer and economist, Cherbuliez was born in Geneva into a family of French Protestants who were uprooted by the Edict of Nantes. Trained in law, Cherbuliez held a judgeship until 1835, at which time he succeeded Pellegrino Rossi at the University of Geneva as professor of public law and political economy. He also served in the Swiss Constituent Assembly and the Grand Council, but after the fall of the Conservative Republican Party in 1848 he moved to Paris and became a naturalized French citizen. A short time later, however, he returned to his homeland as professor of political economy at the University of Lausanne, preceding Léon Walras in the position. Concurrently, he held the chair of political economy at the University of Zurich from 1855 until his death in 1869.

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