Publication
Title
Our daily bread: Maurice Potron, from catholicism to mathematical economics
Author
Abstract
Maurice Potron (1872-1942) is a French Jesuit and mathematician whose main source of inspiration in economics is the encyclical Rerum Novarum. With virtually no knowledge in economic theory, he wrote down a linear model of production in which he formalized the notions of just prices and just wages. As early as 1911, he used the Perron-Frobenius theorem to prove the existence of a positive solution and established a duality result between the quantity side and the price side of the model. He returned to economics in the 1930s, but in both periods he failed to make a lasting impression upon economists
Language
English
Source (journal)
The European journal of the history of economic thought. - Andover
Publication
Andover : 2009
ISSN
0967-2567 [print]
1469-5936
Volume/pages
16:1(2009), p. 123-154
ISI
000265302800005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 09.04.2009
Last edited 17.06.2017
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