Jean-Baptiste Say's First Visit to England (1785/6)

  title={Jean-Baptiste Say's First Visit to England (1785/6)},
  author={B. Lancaster},
  journal={History of European Ideas},
  pages={922 - 930}
  • B. Lancaster
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • History of European Ideas
Summary The French classical economist Jean-Baptiste Say (1767–1832) gained fame as a political economist in the first half of the nineteenth century. In 1785, aged eighteen, he visited Britain for the first time to prepare himself for a commercial career and to learn English. Other visits followed; but, in contrast to his visits in subsequent years, during 1814/15 and 1825, little is known about his first visit and those writing about Say tend to ignore it or consider it irrelevant. By drawing… Expand