André Yves Georges BABEAU, French economist in the field of General Welfare Programme; Consumer Economics. Member, Comité National, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France, 1968-1975; Conseil National de la State, 1973-1978; Chairman, Comité d’Action spécifique ‘Analyse quantitative de l’économie française’, 1981.
BABEAU, André Yves Georges was born in 1934 in Boulogne s/Seine, France.
Dr Sciences Economics, Agrège Science Economics, Diplôme de l’Institute, d’Etudes Political, Paris, 1959, 1964.
Chargé de course, Maître Conference, University Lille, 1962-1964,1964-1967. Professor, University Paris-Nanterre, 1968-1981. Director, Centre de Recherche pour l’Etude et l’Observation des Condition de Vie, France, Paris, 1978-1984.
Professor of Economics, University Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France, since 1982. Editorial Boards, Revue Economique 1964, Consommation-Revue de SocioEcon. since 1978, RTW, since 1980.
My first field of interest was macroeconomic planning and simultaneously the microeconomic production function (with some estimations of the elasticity of substitution between factors). Then I began to scrutinise household saving behaviour and wealth accumulation. My interest in saving concerned macroeconomic saving as well as disaggregated savings (housing investment, stocks and shares, and so on).
As far as wealth accumulation is concerned, my main interest was in measuring the influence of inflation on the value of different assets. I also tried to test the stability hypothesis of the wealth-income ratio. More recently, I have studied consumption behaviour, being primarily interested in the composition of household consumption.
Very lately, I tried to determine the influence of family size in the estimation of life standard distributions.