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1st Edition

Richard Cantillon
Pioneer of Economic Theory

ISBN 9781138006621
Published April 10, 2014 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

Richard Cantillon, writing fifty years before Adam Smith, was the first to see the economy as an interrelated whole, and the first to give a coherent account of how it works. This is the first comprehensive study of his economic theory and of his place in the history of the subject.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction; Part I Cantillon's Economics; Chapter 2 The Economic and Social Framework; Chapter 3 Population; Chapter 4 Incomes; Chapter 5 The Land Theory of Value; Chapter 6 Money, Prices, and the Trade Balance; Chapter 7 Banking and Exchange Rates; Chapter 8 Trade and Trade Policy; Part II Cantillon's Place in the History of Economics; Chapter 9 Cantillon and his Predecessors; Chapter 10 Cantillon and his Successors; Chapter 11 Conclusion;

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Anthony Brewer


`The comprehensiveness of Brewer's coverage of Cantillon's Essai, and his very clear and illuminating discussion of Cantillon's relationships to his predecessors and his successors, will ensure that this book becomes, alongside Murphy's biography, one of the standard works on someone who must rank as one of the greatest economic theorists of all time.' - Roger E. Backhouse, THES, Jan '93