Economics serving society

Center for Economic and Social History François Simiand

« I start from a premise, from the sole premise that the purpose of economic science is to know and explain the economic reality »

François Simiand, “ La méthode positive en science économique”, Communication au 3e Congrès international de philosophie, Heidelberg, 1908. Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale, November 1908.

Research themes

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  • Historical demography
  • History of development
  • State and social Protection
  • Income and patrimony inequalities
  • Currency, credit, finance
  • Economic and social mobility
  • Labor History


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