Online Economic Seminars



   The Development of Economic Ideas


Peter Fortune

Ph.D. Harvard University



                                                                                                             Trade, like Religion, is what every Body talks of, but few understand:

                                                                                                The very Term is dubious, and in its ordinary Acceptation, not sufficiently explain'd.

                                                                                                                                       Daniel Defoe, A Plan of the English Commerce


                                                                                                         Practical men, who believe themselves exempt from intellectual influence,

                                                                                                                              are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.

                                                                                                                 John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money





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                                                                                                                    The 17th and 18th Centuries



                                                                 Jean Colbert                              Richard Cantillon                                Francoise Quesnay                                    Adam Smith

                                                                   1619-1683                                       1680-1734                                               1694-1794                                             1723-1791



                                                                                                                             The 19th Century



                                                                Thomas Malthus                               David Ricardo                                          Karl Marx                                     Alfred Marshall

                                                                     1766-1834                                         1772-1823                                             1818-1883                                          1842-1924



                                                                                                                                                             The 20th Century



                                                            Joseph Schumpeter                         John Maynard Keynes                      Friedrich von Hayek                              Milton Friedman

                                                                    1883-1950                                           1883-1946                                        1899-1992                                             1912-2006



                                                                                                                          The 21st Century



                                                                                                                                                          Alfred E. Neuman                            





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