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John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Antoin E. Murphy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Despite his popular reputation as a rake and a gambler, John Law (1671–1729) left a remarkable legacy of economic concepts at a time when economic conceptualization was very much at an embryonic ... More


The Mississippi System: Phase Two

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:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

How Cantillon made his second fortune by speculating against the French exchange rate and the Mississippi Company during the spring of 1720. John Law's attempts to keep the Mississippi System afloat ... More


We the People

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Summary of previous discussion. Can Diceyanism be revived without Dicey? The case for Parliamentary sovereignty—but that must entail an elected Parliament. The case for counter‐majoritarianism. ... More


John Law and Richard Cantillon: The First Mississippi Fortune — Phase One

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:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Cantillon's financial career was closely linked with that of John Law (1671–1729). Law wished to solve France's twin crises, the shortage of money and the high level of state indebtedness, through ... More


Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Antoin E. Murphy

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This book analyses the career and writings of the enigmatic Irish‐born economist Richard Cantillon, a banker and entrepreneur. Cantillon's work is examined in the context of the stock market ... 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


Bernard Cantillon's Expedition to Louisiana, 1719

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:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Cantillon, John Law, and Joseph Edward Gage financed a colonizing group, led by Cantillon's brother Bernard, to develop a concession of land in French Louisiana in 1719.


The Genesis of Macroeconomics: New Ideas from Sir William Petty to Henry Thornton

Antoin E. Murphy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199543229
eISBN:
9780191715709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543229.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, History of Economic Thought

This is a book about the discovery of macroeconomic ideas and concepts long before the term macroeconomics had been coined. The cast of authors varies from doctors and physicians (Sir William Petty ... More


Introduction

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:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

An overall synopsis of the contents of the book.


Introduction: The Genesis of Macroeconomics

Antoin E. Murphy

in The Genesis of Macroeconomics: New Ideas from Sir William Petty to Henry Thornton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199543229
eISBN:
9780191715709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543229.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, History of Economic Thought

This introductory chapter traces the development of macroeconomics. Macroeconomics received its initial impetus from Sir William Petty, who attempted to measure, for the first time, the wealth and ... More


Conclusion: New Ideas from Fascinating People

Antoin E. Murphy

in The Genesis of Macroeconomics: New Ideas from Sir William Petty to Henry Thornton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199543229
eISBN:
9780191715709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543229.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, History of Economic Thought

This chapter begins with a synthesis of the discussions in the preceding chapters, which detailed the considerable legacy selected 17th- to early 19th-century writers left to macroeconomics. Drawing ... More


Absent character: from Margaret Harkness to John Law

Tabitha Sparks

in Margaret Harkness: Writing social engagement 1880-1921

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526123503
eISBN:
9781526141972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123503.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks beyond bio-critical interpretations of Harkness and her work to address the ‘subject’ Margaret Harkness, and specifically her relationship with her pseudonym, ‘John Law’. Although ... More


A law unto herself: the solitary odyssey of M. E. Harkness

Terry Elkiss

in Margaret Harkness: Writing social engagement 1880-1921

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526123503
eISBN:
9781526141972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123503.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This biographical chapter presents new information about Harkness’s eventful life. In spite of her active engagement with many of the leading writers, radicals, and social reformers in late ... More


Man-Made Apocalypse: The Public Emergence of Self-Organization

Jonathan Sheehan and Dror Wahrman

in Invisible Hands: Self-Organization in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226752051
eISBN:
9780226233741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233741.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1720, unrestrained financial speculations in a newly commercialized scene across much of Europe (especially John Law's System in France and the South Sea Bubble in Britain) led to the first major ... More


Speculations on Value

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Prior to the outbreak of World War I, France was the world's second richest country. The French used gold and silver coins for their daily shopping, and the franc-or was acknowledged by the ... More


Margaret Harkness: Writing social engagement 1880-1921

Flore Janssen and Lisa Robertson (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526123503
eISBN:
9781526141972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123503.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This volume is the first to bring together research on the life and work of the author, activist, and traveller Margaret Harkness, who wrote under the pseudonym ‘John Law’. The collection ... More


Banks

John Kenneth Galbraith and James K. Galbraith

in Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the history of banks as one of three progenitors of money, the others being mints and treasury secretaries or finance ministers. Banking had a substantial presence in Roman ... More


Farmyard Choreographies in Early Modern England

Erica Fudge

in Renaissance Posthumanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269556
eISBN:
9780823269594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269556.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

“Farmyard Choreographies in Early Modern England” takes up Charis Cussins’s concept of “ontological choreography”—or rather John Law’s and Donna Haraway’s repurposing of it for describing ... More


Nationalists or Jacobites?

Murray Pittock

in The Myth of the Jacobite Clans: The Jacobite Army in 1745

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627561
eISBN:
9780748653461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627561.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter returns to the question of whether '45 can be said to have had ‘national’ quality. It notes that the idea that Jacobites were improvers (Mackintosh of Borlum, Lockhart), economists (John ... More


Aerial Surveying, Geopolitical Competition and the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (FIDASE 1955–7)

Klaus Dodds

in From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334797
eISBN:
9780199388226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334797.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter addresses a number of themes related to the ‘view from above’. Initially, it draws upon the work of an interdisciplinary group of scholars including Peter Adey, Denis Cosgrove, and John ... More


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