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Canard, Nicolas-François (c1750–1833)

  • R. F. Hébert
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French mathematician and economist, Canard was born in Moulins, near Vichy, around 1750, and died there in 1833. Little is known about his life other than the fact that he taught mathematics at the Ecole Centrale de Moulins. His other interests included economics, jurisprudence and meteorology.


Canard, N.-F. Cantillon, R. Cournot, A. A. Diffusion theory of taxation Elasticities of demand and supply Fuoco, F. Intrinsic conception of price Labour theory of value Mathematics and economics Physiocracy Ricardian theory of land rent Tax incidence 

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