Adam Smith
Adam Smith (16 June 1723 NS – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and key Scottish Enlightenment figure.Smith is best known for two classic works: The Theory...
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Bernard Mandeville
Bernard Mandeville, or Bernard de Mandeville (15 November 1670 – 21 January 1733), was an Anglo-Dutch philosopher, political economist and satirist. Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, he lived most of h...
Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune
Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune (10 May 1727 – 18 March 1781) was a French economist and statesman. Originally considered a physiocrat, he is today best remembered as an early advocate for ...
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Pietro Verri
Pietro Verri (12 December 1728 – 28 June 1797) was an Italian philosopher, economist, historian and writer.
Born in Milan, then under Austrian rule, to a conservative noble family, he received a s...
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François Quesnay
François Quesnay ([fʁɑ̃swa kɛnɛ]; June 4, 1694 – December 16, 1774) was a French economist of the Physiocratic school. He is known for publishing the "Tableau économique" (Economic Table) in 1758, whi...
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Josiah Tucker
Josiah Tucker (also Josias) (December 1713 – 4 November 1799), also known as Dean Tucker, was a Welsh churchman, known as an economist and political writer. He was concerned in his works with free tra...
Classical economics
Classical economics is widely regarded as the first modern school of economic thought. Its major developers include Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say, David Ricardo, Thomas Malthus and John Stuart Mill.A...
Richard Cantillon
Richard Cantillon (1680s – May 1734) was an Irish-French economist and author of Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général (Essay on the Nature of Trade in General), a book considered by William...
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Jacques Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay
Jacques Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay ([də ɡuʁnɛ]; 28 May 1712, Saint-Malo – 27 June 1759, Cádiz) was a French economist and intendant of commerce. He is said by some historians of economics to hav...
Nicolas Baudeau
Nicolas Baudeau ([bodo]) was a Catholic cleric, theologian and economist, who was born in Amboise, France, on 25 April 1730.He became a monk at Chancelade Abbey where he taught theology.In 1765 he fou...
André Morellet
André Morellet (7 March 1727 – 12 January 1819) was a French economist writer and contributor to the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. He was one of the las...
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The Theory of Moral Sentiments
The Theory of Moral Sentiments is a 1759 book by Adam Smith. It provided the ethical, philosophical, psychological, and methodological underpinnings to Smith's later works, including The Wealth of Na...
William Fleetwood
William Fleetwood (1 January 1656 – 4 August 1723) was an English preacher, Bishop of St Asaph and Bishop of Ely, remembered by economists and statisticians for constructing a price index in his Chron...
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Nicolas-François Canard
Nicolas-François Canard (c. 1750 – 1833) was a French mathematician, philosopher and economist. He was one of the pioneers of applying mathematics to economic problems, forestalling the works of Antoi...
Anders Chydenius
Anders Chydenius ([ˈandərs kʰʏˈdeːniɵs]; 26 February 1729 – 1 February 1803) was a Finnish priest and a member of the Swedish Riksdag, and is known as the leading classical liberal of Nordic history.B...
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Adam Anderson (economist)
Adam Anderson (1692 or 1693 – 10 January 1765) was a Scottish economist. He was a clerk for forty years in South Sea House, the headquarters of the South Sea Company, where he published a work e...
The Fable of the Bees
The Fable of The Bees: or, Private Vices, Public Benefits is a book by Bernard Mandeville, consisting of the poem, The Grumbling Hive: or, Knaves turn’d Honest, along with prose discussion of the poem...
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The Wealth of Nations
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher A...
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