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David Ricardo, Contemporary Economist

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  • Popescu, Dan

    (Professor and Pro-Rector of the Faculty of Economic Studies, “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Romania.)

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David Ricardo (1772-1823) was one of the most important economists of the world. He got fortune, he became banker and then he turned towards the study of Political Economy. What did this important economist bring new within the economic thinking, considered by the economic critics as a “liberalist pessimistic”, he who was among the first who introduced the biologic factor in the development equation? This is what the current study is outlining by pointing out to some updated coordinates and ranking him among the first well-known contemporary economists in the world.

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  • Popescu, Dan, 2007. "David Ricardo, Contemporary Economist," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 4(4), pages 104-113, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v:4:y:2007:i:4:p:104-113
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    Keywords

    Ricardian theory; theory of value; theary of comparative costs;

    JEL classification:

    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • B11 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Preclassical (Ancient, Medieval, Mercantilist, Physiocratic)

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