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The Pioneers of Linear Models of Production


The Pioneers of Linear Models of Production

17-18 January 2013
University of Paris Ouest, bâtiment B, salle des colloques

For the centennial of their respective publications, Maurice Potron and Georg von Charasoff will be at the colloquium Pioneers of Linear Models of Production” (historical and analytical contributions), with their friends Isnard, Quesnay, Marx, Bray, Remak, Edouard and Georges Guillaume, Ghosh, Leontief and Sraffa.

Compulsory registration before January 11th: jocelyne.barre@u-paris10.fr – No inscription fee.
Gala dinner on January 17th: compulsory registration before January 11thth: jocelyne.barre@u-paris10.fr (participation: 20 euros)



10h00 – 10h30 Welcome speech

10h30 Albert STEENGE (University of Twente, Netherlands) and Richard VAN DEN BERG (University of Kingston, UK)
Tableaux and Systèmes: Early French contributions to linear production models

11h30 Christian BIDARD (University Paris Ouest, France)
Maurice Potron, Jesuit and mathematician, from Rerum Novarum to linear models

12h30 – 14h00 Lunch break


14h00 Christian GEHRKE (University of Graz, Austria)
Traces of the life of a Georgian intellectual: Georg von Charasoff in Heidelberg, Zurich, and Lausanne

15h00 Kenji MORI (Tohoku University, Japan)
Georg von Charasoff’s linear economic analysis and anticipation of von Mises iteration in economic analysis

16h00 – 16h30 Coffee break

16h30 Wilfried PARYS (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
All but one: How pioneers of linear economics overlooked Perron-Frobenius mathematics

Gala Dinner


9h30 – 10h00 Welcome coffee

10h00 Guido ERREYGERS (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Mechanics meets economics, once again: on the rationale of Rational Economics of the Guillaume brothers

11h00 Bertram SCHEFOLD (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
The number of wage curves is alarmingly small. Counting them by combining I-O analysis and Sraffa

12h00 – 14h00 Lunch break


14h00 Louis de MESNARD (Université de Bourgogne, France)
Is the Leontief model a production prices model?

15h00 Fidel AROCHE REYES (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico) and Marco Antonio MARQUEZ MENDOZA (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
The demand driven and the supply-sided input-output models. Note for the debate

Scientific committee

Christian Bidard (christian.bidard@u-paris10.fr), Guido Erreygers and Kenji Mori.

Organisation committee

Christian Bidard (christian.bidard@u-paris10.fr) and Guido Erreygers.


Maria Breidy (maria.breidy@u-paris10.fr)


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