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John Law : economic theorist and policy-maker

Author: Antoin E Murphy
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Law; John Law; John (1671-1729) Law; John (Wirtschaftswissenschaftler) Law; John Law
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antoin E Murphy
ISBN: 019828649X 9780198286493
OCLC Number: 36024027
Description: ix, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Law's Writings and his Critics --
3. Law's Background --
4. Duelling Beaux --
5. The 'Gambling' Banker --
6. Metamorphosis: John Law the Economist --
7. The Edinburgh Environment in 1705 --
8. Money and Trade --
9. The Conceptualizatiun of the System --
10. France 1714-1715 --
11. The Establishment of the General Bank --
12. The Establishment of the Company of the West --
13. The Slow Development of the System --
14. The Rise and Rise of the Mississippi Company, 1719 --
15. A Specie-less France, 1720 --
16. The Lull before the Storm --
17. The Measures of 21 May 1720 --
18. Law the Improviser --
19. Requiem for the Banknote --
20. The Possibility of a Recall to France --
21. Death in Venice.
Responsibility: Antoin E. Murphy.
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