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Jean-Baptiste Say et la révolution industrielle… ou les certitudes d'un entrepreneur du secteur textile

Abstract : From three texts by Jean-Baptiste Say (Olbie ... 1800, Full Course…1819 and a Letter to Malthus in 1820 processing machinery) and a historical approach to technical changes of this period, we will make three observations : 1. Say-entrepreneur is at the heart of the industrial revolution but can not have an overall vision... ; 2. His multiform social status can't develop this overall vision and leads to an descriptive vision favoring the recensions... ; 3. Despite this absence, Say was one of the first economists to focus on the technical changes despite a conflict between his approach in terms of production and his conclusions focused on the creation of utilities and income distribution and expenses. In conclusion, we shall identify a second "Law of Say": the increasing difficulty of financing innovations and of their developments lead to the cancellation of their disadvantages.
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Michel Vigezzi. Jean-Baptiste Say et la révolution industrielle… ou les certitudes d'un entrepreneur du secteur textile. 1er congrès international Jean-Baptiste Say, École d’été RRI "La pensée économique des révolutions industrielles : innovation, entrepreneuriat et cycles longs", Société internationale Jean-Baptiste Say; Réseau de recherche sur l'innovation, Aug 2014, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Auchy-lès-Hesdin, France. 29 p. ⟨halshs-01204791⟩

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