The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Molinari, Gustave de (1819–1912)

  • R. F. Hébert
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Belgian economist and journalist, the most extreme member of the French Liberal School, Molinari was born at Liège in 1819 and died at Paris almost a century later, in 1912. Son of a physician who served as a field officer in the Belgian army, he spent most of his adult life in France, save for a short period after the coup d’état of 1851, when he returned to Belgium to teach economics at the Royal Brussels Museum of Industry and at the Institut Supérieur du Commerce (Antwerp).

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  • R. F. Hébert
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