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A Brief History of International Trade Thought: From Pre-doctrinal Contributions to Contemporary Neoclassical Economics

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  • Carmen Elena Dorobat

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The present paper outlines the development of international trade thought, from the pre-doctrinal contributions of Greek philosophers and scholastic theologians, through the theories of the first schools of economic thought, and up to modern trade theories. I follow filiations of ideas in a chronological order, and show how theoretical investigation into the causes and effects of international trade - and the necessity of government intervention - has evolved over centuries of economic thought.

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  • Carmen Elena Dorobat, 2014. "A Brief History of International Trade Thought: From Pre-doctrinal Contributions to Contemporary Neoclassical Economics," Working Papers 4, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Research Center in International Business and Economics (RCIBE).
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    international trade; history of economic thought;

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    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • B10 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - General
    • B20 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - General

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