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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 319 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COURCELLE - SENEUIL, JEAN GUSTAVE (1813 - 1892), French economist, was born at Seneuil (Dordogne) on the 22nd of December 1813. Seneuil was an additional name adopted from his native place. Devoting himself at first to the study of the law, he was called to the French bar in 1835. Soon after, however, he returned to Dordogne and settled down as a manager of iron-works. He found leisure to study economic and political questions, and was a frequent contributor to the republican papers. On the establishment of the second republic in 1848 he became director of the public domains. After the coup d'etat of Napoleon III. in 1851 he went to South America, and held the professorship of political economy at the National Institute of Santiago, in Chile, from 1853 to 1863, when he returned to France. In 1879 he was made a councillor of state, and in 1882 was elected a member of the Academie des sciences morales et politiques. He died at Paris on the 29th of June 1892. Courcelle-Seneuil, as an economist, was strongly inclined towards the liberal school, and was equally partial to the historical and experimental methods; but his best energies were directed to applied economy and social questions. His principal work is Traite theorique et pratique d'economie politique (2 vols., 1858); among his others may be mentioned Traite theorique et pratique des operations de banque (1853); Etudes sur la science sociale (1862); La Banque libre (1867); Liberte et socialisme (1868); Protection et libre echange (1879); he also translated into French John Stuart Mill's Principles. '
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