Was Richard Cantillon a Mercantilist?

@article{Thornton2007WasRC,
  title={Was Richard Cantillon a Mercantilist?},
  author={M. Thornton},
  journal={Journal of the History of Economic Thought},
  year={2007},
  volume={29},
  pages={417 - 435}
}
  • M. Thornton
  • Published 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Richard Cantillon is considered by many to be the first economic theorist. His contributions span such diverse topics as methodology, value and price theory, population, money, international trade, business cycles, the circular-flow model of the economy, and the price-specie-flow mechanism. His only known book, Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général (hereafter, the Essai), may represent one of the single largest steps forward in the social sciences. Many attempts have been made to classify… Expand
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