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The Physiocrats' Concept of Economics


  • Thomas P. Neill


Introduction, 532. — I. The nature and scope of physiocracy: a normative and mathematical science based on "natural law," 534. — II. The theory of innate economic ideas, 538. — III. A mathematically exact science deduced from first principles, 540. — IV. Quesnay's own view of the new science, 544. — V. Quesnay's use of the inductive method and of mathematics, 549. — VI. The gulf between Quesnay and his disciples, 551.

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  • Thomas P. Neill, 1949. "The Physiocrats' Concept of Economics," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 63(4), pages 532-553.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:qjecon:v:63:y:1949:i:4:p:532-553.

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    1. Loic Charles, 2000. "From the Encyclopedie to the Tableau economique : Quesnay on freedom of grain trade and economic growth," The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(1), pages 1-21.

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