Gaëtan PIROU, French economist. Ed., Revue d’Economie Politique, Chef de Cabinet to President, French Senate,
PIROU, Gaëtan was born in 1886 in France.
Teacher of economics who introduced much foreign economic thinking to French universities. His works on general economics makes a very precise distinction between descriptive economics, theoretical economics and economic doctrine. The lack of mathematical content in his work rendered it a little behind the trend of the times but his grasp of the history of economics was broad and firm.