Charles Gide( 1847 - 1932 )
Charles Gide was a leading French economist and historian of economic thought. He was a professor at the University of Bordeaux, at >Montpellier, at >Université de Paris and finally at >Collège de France. His nephew was the writer >André Gide.
A founder of the Revue d'économie politique in 1887, Gide was a proponent of the French historical approach to economics.
Gide was one of the few supporters of >Léon Walras, as they shared a social philosophy, social activism, and disdain for the "Manchester-style" economics of the journalistes.
In the early 1880s Gide worked with Édouard de Boyve, founder of the Abeille Nîmoise cooperative in 1884, and with the former manufacturer Auguste Marie Fabre. These three men founded the French cooperative movement that came to be called the École de...