Jacques Léon Rueff

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Rueff, Jacques Léon


Born Aug. 23, 1896, in Paris. French economist. Member of the Academie Française (1964) and the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques (1944).

Rueff was educated at the Ecole Polytechnique. In the 1920’s, 1930’s, and 1940’s, he served as an inspector general at the Ministry of Finances, an employee of the League of Nations, financial adviser to the French embassy in London, director of the Treasury in the Ministry of Finances, deputy director of the Bank of France, and a member of the Council of State. In the postwar years he participated in the work of the United Nations, the directing bodies of the European Coal and Steel Community, and the directing bodies of various European communities. He is a professor at several educational institutions in France.

Rueff is a spokesman for economic liberalism, the quantity theory of money, and metal theory, and advocates free competition in his works.


Des Sciences physiques aux sciences morales. Paris, 1921.
Théorie des phénomènes monétaires. Paris, 1927.
L’Ordre social, vols. 1–2. Paris, 1945.
The Age of Inflation. Chicago, 1964.
Le Lancinant Problème de la balance des paiements. Paris, 1965.
Le Péché monétaire de l’occident. [Paris], 1971.


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