John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-Maker

John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-Maker

by Antoin E. Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 019828649X

ISBN-13: 9780198286493

Pub. Date: 10/02/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press

John Law (1671-1729) is most widely known outside economics as a rake, duellist and gambler. This intellectual biography of the Scottish-born economic theorist and policy-maker shows him to have been a significant economic theorist when economic conceptualization was very much at an embryonic stage. It also explains his ultimate failure.

Overview

John Law (1671-1729) is most widely known outside economics as a rake, duellist and gambler. This intellectual biography of the Scottish-born economic theorist and policy-maker shows him to have been a significant economic theorist when economic conceptualization was very much at an embryonic stage. It also explains his ultimate failure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198286493
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/02/1997
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
xii(1)
Abbreviations for Principal Sources xiii
1 Introduction
1(7)
2 Law's Writings and his Critics
8(6)
3 Law's Background
14(6)
4 Duelling Beaux
20(15)
5 The 'Gambling' Banker
35(10)
6 Metamorphosis: John Law the Economist
45(22)
7 The Edinburgh Environment in 1705
67(9)
8 Money and Trade
76(29)
9 The Conceptualization of the System
105(18)
10 France 1714-1715
123(26)
11 The Establishment of the General Bank
149(15)
12 The Establishment of the Company of the West
164(9)
13 The Slow Development of the System
173(15)
14 The Rise and Rise of the Mississippi Company, 1719
188(25)
15 A Specie-less France, 1720
213(17)
16 The Lull before the Storm
230(14)
17 The Measures of 21 May 1720
244(21)
18 Law the Improviser
265(28)
19 Requiem for the Banknote
293(19)
20 The Possibility of a Recall to France
312(11)
21 Death in Venice
323(12)
Notes 335(32)
Bibliography 367(12)
Chronological Index of Arrets, Edits, etc. 379(2)
General Index 381

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