Paul LEROY-BEAULIEU, economist. Editor, J des débats, 1871; Founder, Editor, Economiste Française', 1873.
LEROY-BEAULIEU, Paul was born in 1843 in France.
Studied in Paris.
Liberal economist who largely followed the principles of classical economics. However, he rejected Ricardo’s rent theory and Lassalle’s ‘iron law of wages’ in favour of a more optimistic view. He modified his opposition to State intervention in the case of State encouragement of large families.
He was a large landowner and his success in agricultural management led to his frequent consultation as an adviser by firms. Journalist, Editor, 1867-1872. Professor Public Finance, Ecole Libre des Sciences Political, 1872.
Professor Political Economics, Collège de France, Paris, 1880.