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« Équilibre » et fiscalité au Siècle des lumières. L'économie politique de Jean-Joseph Graslin

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  • Arnaud Orain

The Jean-Joseph Graslin’s Essai analytique sur la richesse et sur l’impôt [1767] is at the same time one of the most brilliant critical analysis of physiocracy and the synthesis of a systematic thought which announces the sensualist political economy of the end of the Ancien Régime. The author, who argues in terms of needs and utility, describes a generalized trade economy in which the prices of goods and the means of production are determined by market forces. Refusing the logical framework of Quesnay and his disciples, Graslin defines an “equilibrium” which includes social inequalities and taxation. Classification JEL : B11, B31

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 57 (2006)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 955-981

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Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_575_0955
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  1. Arnaud Orain, 2003. "Decline and progress: the economic agent in Condillac's theory of history," The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(3), pages 379-407.
  2. Alain Béraud & Gilbert Faccarello, 2000. "Nouvelle Histoire de la Pensée Economique, tome 2," Post-Print halshs-00201474, HAL.
  3. Arnaud ORAIN, 2007. "Le Rôle Des Préférences Individuelles Dans La Controverse Condillac-Le Trosne Sur La Valeur Et Les Prix," Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy, L'Harmattan, issue 52, pages 7-30.
  4. Arnaud Orain, 2002. "Condillac face à la physiocratie. Terre, valeur et répartition," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 53(5), pages 1075-1099.
  5. Arnaud Orain, 2006. "Directing or Reforming Behaviors? A Discussion of Condillac's Theory of Vrai Prix," History of Political Economy, Duke University Press, vol. 38(3), pages 497-530, Fall.
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