ISBN-10:
0199543232
ISBN-13:
9780199543236
Pub. Date:
02/16/2009
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
The Genesis of Macroeconomics: New Ideas from Sir William Petty to Henry Thornton

The Genesis of Macroeconomics: New Ideas from Sir William Petty to Henry Thornton

by Antoin E. Murphy
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ISBN-13: 9780199543236
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/16/2009
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Antoin E. Murphy is an associate professor of economics and fellow of Trinity College Dublin. His previous works include Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist (OUP, 1986) and John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker (OUP, 1997). He is a joint managing editor of The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought. In 2001, the European Society of the History of Economic Thought awarded him the Jerôme Blanqui prize for the best published work on the history of economic thought resulting from his editing of Du Tot Histoire du Systême de John Law (1716-1720) published by I.N.E.D./P.U.F., Paris 2000.

Table of Contents

List of Plates ix

List of Figures x

1 Introduction: The Genesis of Macroeconomics 1

2 Sir William Petty: National Income Accounting 21

3 John Law. A New Monetary System 43

4 Richard Cantillon: Macroeconomic Modelling 73

5 David Hume: The Classical Theory of Money 95

6 Francois Quesnay: The Circular Flow of Income 119

7 Anne Robert Jacques Turgot: The Importance of Capital 133

8 Adam Smith: Land, Labour, Capital, and Social Cement 155

9 Henry Thornton: The Lender of Last Resort 189

10 Conclusion: New Ideas from Fascinating People 215

Index 227

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