Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist (Paperback)
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Short Description for Richard Cantillon A biography of Richard Cantillon, 18th century banker and economist who became one of Europe's wealthiest men. The author discusses Cantillon's theories and shows how his career helps to explain such things as the nature of Europe's first stock exchange booms and the South Sea Bubble.
- Published: 01 February 1989
- Format: Paperback 356 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198286820 ISBN 10: 0198286821
Full description for Richard Cantillon
Richard Cantillon was an 18th century banker and economist whose "Essai sur la nature du commerce en general" (1755), published 21 years after his death, is still considered to be a significant contribution to the development of monetary theory. This biography discusses Cantillon's theories and shows how his career helps to explain the nature of Europe's first major stock exchange booms, the South Sea Bubble and the Mississippi System. It also shows how his theorizing as an economist meshed with his activities as a banker-entrepreneur to make him one of Europe's wealthiest men before his death in mysterious circumstances. The book should be of interest to historians and economists as well as to the general reader.