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The Publication of the Essai in 1755

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The intellectual and publishing background to the publication of the Essai are discussed. The book was published by Guillyn in Paris and probably at the instigation of Vincent de Gournay and his ... More


Cantillon's Début as a Banker in Paris, 1714–1717

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Cantillon took over the Parisian‐based banking business of his cousin, the Chevalier Richard Cantillon, during the period 1714–17. One of his early transactions involved discounting a bill of ... More


London and Amsterdam: The Great Crashes in These Cities in 1720

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Describes the Great Crashes in these cities in 1720. The great financial crashes of the Mississippi Company in Paris and the South Sea in London during 1720 and the way in which Cantillon increased ... More


The Measures of 21 May 1720

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The attempt to cool down the System through the reduction of the value of shares and banknotes produced a dramatic loss of confidence in the System, and Law was put under house arrest. The ... More


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