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Michel CHEVALIER, French economist. Councillor of State, 1838; Deputy, 1845; Senator; Grand Officier, Légion d’Honneur; Member, Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques.


CHEVALIER, Michel was born in 1806 in Limoges, France.


In his youth a St-Simonian (experiencing imprisonment in 1832), he was in later life a respectable professor frequently employed by the French government. The Cobden-Chevalier commercial treaty between Britain and France (1860) is the best known product of this work. His factual work is of the highest standard, much of it derived from his government service.

However, his Cours., based on his lectures at the Collège, is analytically unremarkable. His later politics were anti-socialist and included determined attacks on the ideas of Louis Blanc, collected as L’organisation.

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  • Councillor of State, 1838. Deputy, 1845; Senator. Grand Officier, Légion d’Honneur.

    Member, Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques.