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François Perroux

François Perroux.

François Perroux (December 19, 1903, Saint-Romain-en-Gal – June 2, 1987, Stains) was a French economist. He was named Professor at the Collège de France, after having taught at the University of Lyon (1928 - 1937) and the University of Paris (1935 - 1955). He founded the Institut de Sciences Economiques Appliquées in 1944.

He was terribly critical of the leading financial and economic policies toward the [1]

In the field of Regional Economics, one of his main contribution's was the concept of poles de croissance or 'growth poles'. It implied that Government policies aimed at the regeneration of a specific local region were critically dependent upon the Input-Output linkages associated with the industry. A 'pole de croissance' is an industry, or group of related industries, that have growth rates above the national average and the capacity to generate growth through the impact of strong input-output linkages.


Association des Amis de François Perroux, Journée François Perroux, published around early 2008; retrieved July 2009.


  1. ^ Associatation des Amis de François Perroux, Journée de François Perroux, p 5.

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