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Fiscalité et calcul économique au milieu du XIXe siècle français


  • Claire Silvant


In the middle of the 19th century three French mathematical economists, Jules Dupuit, Augustin Cournot and Gustave Fauveau, develop analyses of taxation which strongly dissent from these of their liberal contemporaries. By trying to give rational principles to public policies, these three authors each proposed a formalized study of taxation, what did no other European economist of that time. They provided different answers to the same questions raised by the French liberal economists ; they mathematically proved that progressive and indirect taxes, which were firmly rejected by their contemporaries, could comply with efficiency and justice.

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  • Claire Silvant, 2010. "Fiscalité et calcul économique au milieu du XIXe siècle français," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 120(6), pages 1015-1034.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_206_1015

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