IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/pab/wpaper/06.24.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The French Tradition. An alternative theoretical framework

Author

Listed:
  • José M. Menudo

    () (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

  • José Mª O’kean

    () (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

Abstract

This paper deals with the French economic thought throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A series of distinctive concepts were developed to come to a clear understanding of the economic problems which the French authors were interested in. J.A. Schumpeter called these economists 'the French tradition'. The arguments presented in this paper aim at illustrating the process of construction of this framework of theoretical concepts which can be regarded as an unsuccessful alternative to the British classical economics. However, this fruitful view of the economy has left a legacy of important contributions to economic theory..

Suggested Citation

  • José M. Menudo & José Mª O’kean, 2006. "The French Tradition. An alternative theoretical framework," Working Papers 06.24, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:pab:wpaper:06.24
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.upo.es/serv/bib/wps/econ0624.pdf
    File Function: First version, 2006
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Eltis, Walter A, 1975. "Francois Quesnay: A Reinterpretation. 2. The Theory of Economic Growth," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 27(3), pages 327-351, November.
    2. Rima, Ingrid H., 1998. "Class Conflict and Adam Smith's “Stages of Social History”," Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Cambridge University Press, vol. 20(01), pages 103-113, March.
    3. Koolman, G, 1971. "Say's Conception of the Role of the Entrepreneur," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 38(151), pages 269-286, August.
    4. Schultz, Theodore W, 1975. "The Value of the Ability to Deal with Disequilibria," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 13(3), pages 827-846, September.
    5. Reneé Prendergast, 1991. "Cantillon and the Emergence of the Theory of Profit Contribution," History of Political Economy, Duke University Press, vol. 23(3), pages 419-429, Fall.
    6. Philippe Steiner, 1987. "Le projet physiocratique : théorie de la propriété et lien social," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 38(6), pages 1111-1128.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Classical and Preclassical; Economic Methodology; Entrepreneurship; Production and Organisations.;

    JEL classification:

    • B1 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
    • D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pab:wpaper:06.24. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Publicación Digital - UPO) or (Alberto Gude). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/deupoes.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.