The Foundations of Laissez-faire

The Foundations of Laissez-faire

The Economics of Pierre De Boisguilbert

eBook - 1999
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This is the first full length study of Boisguilbert's work to appear in English. It contains an extended discussion of the context in which Boisguilbert worked, as well as a detailed analysis of his life and work.

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The first full-length study in English since 1935 on Boisguilbert's (1646-1714) new theoretical approach to economics. Faccarello (history of economics, +cole Normale SupTrieure de Fontenay, Saint-Cloud, France) explains how it not only develops the theoretical foundations of laissez-faire but also constitutes a substantial analysis of the behavior of economic agents in generating prosperity and depression. The original Aux origines de l'economie politique libTrale was published by +ditions Anthropos in 1986. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
ISBN: 9780203005637
Characteristics: 1 online resource (198 pages)


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