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The Genesis of MacroeconomicsNew Ideas from Sir William Petty to Henry Thornton$
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Antoin E. Murphy

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199543229

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543229.001.0001

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Richard Cantillon: Macroeconomic Modelling

Richard Cantillon: Macroeconomic Modelling

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(p.73) 4 Richard Cantillon: Macroeconomic Modelling
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The Genesis of Macroeconomics
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Antoin E. Murphy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543229.003.0004

This chapter discusses Richard Cantillon's background and contributions to macroeconomics. The Essai sur la nature du commerce en général is Cantillon's only known work. The Essai is remarkable on many fronts and the following contributions are emphasized: the model-building approach; the description of the role of the entrepreneur; the analysis of market forces; the outline of the circular flow of income; the monetary theory. Cantillon's legacy was to leave to future generations a model-building framework for analysing the economy.

Keywords:   macroeconomic ideas, macroeconomics, Essai, model building, entrepreneur, monetary theory

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