Works by Henri Baudrillart (1821-1892)

Henri Baudrillart (1821-1892)  



Henri Baudrillart (1821-1892) was a professor of political economy at the Collège de France (1852) (where he replaced Michel Chevalier), the editor of the Journal des Économistes between 1855 and 1864, was elected to the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in 1863, granted a Chair in economic history at the Collège de France in 1866, and then appointed professor of political economy at the École nationale des ponts et chaussées in 1881. His major works include Manuel d’économie politique (1857) and Études de philosophie morale et de l’économie politique, 2 vols. (1858). In addition to writing articles for the Journal des Économistes, he wrote for the Constitutionnel, the Journal des Débats, and the Revue des Deux Mondes. He also contributed articles to the Dictionnaire de l’Économie Politique (1852), the Nouveau Dictionnaire d’Économie Politique (1891), and the Dictionnaire général de la Politique (1873). In 1860 he published a new translation of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations with an introduction in which he argued that there was a continuity between it and his earlier book The Theory of Moral Sentiments, where in the later work he pursued the idea of the natural harmony between men into the realm of economic activity. His scholarly interests ranged broadly over the history of economic thought, the relationship between economics and moral philosophy, educational issues, and the history and economics of French agriculture.


Texts in the Collection

“Communisme,” Dictionnaire de l’Économie Politique, publié sur la direction de MM. Charles Coquelin et Guillaumin. (Paris: Librairie de Guillaumin et Cie, 1852-53). T. 1, pp. 533-39.

  • en français - HTML and facs. PDF
  • in English, "Competition" in Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political History of the United States, ed. John Lalor (18991), vol. 3, pp. 745-53. HTML and facs. PDF.


Manuel d’économie politique (Paris: Guillaumin, 1857).


La Propriété (Paris: L. Hachette, 1867).


Lectures choisies d’Économie politique précédées d’une préface et accompagnées de notes (Paris: Guillaumin, 1884).