The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées

  • Robert B. EkelundJr
  • Robert F. Hébert
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French School of Civil Engineering, located at 28 rue des Saint-Pères, Paris. Established in 1747 by Daniel Trudaine, Finance Minister to Louis XV, the Ecole has traditionally produced economists of exceptional talent and originality. Isnard, Dupuit and Cheysson were students there and at various times its faculty included the likes of Henri Navier, Joseph Minard, Joseph Garnier, Henri Baudrillart, Charles Gide, Clément Colson and François Divisia.

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  1. Ekelund Jr., R.B., and R.F. Hébert. 1973. Public economics at the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées: 1830–1850. Journal of Public Economics 2(3): 241–256.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • Robert B. EkelundJr
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  • Robert F. Hébert
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