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Who is the fathern of economics?

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Asked by ichu, 23 Feb '08 08:03 pm
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Adam Smith is widely regarded as the father of modern economics. But he wasn't. The real founder may be someone most people have never heard of. More than 40 years before Adam Smith wrote "The Wealth of Nations," Richard Cantillon authored the "Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en General."
Joseph Schumpeter, the great historian of economics, called Cantillon's treatise "the first systematic presentation of the field of economics." William Stanley Jevons, one of the founders of neoclassical economics, called the book the "cradle of political economy."
And economist Murray Rothbard called Cantillon "the founding father of modern economics."
So who was Cantillon? He was Irish by birth. His family had been well-to-do landlords. But they had their wealth taken from them, after fighting for the monarchy, when Oliver Cromwell seized power.
Cantillon, like many of the losing royalists in the 17th century, went to France. He b ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 23 Feb '08 08:06 pm

 
  
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APJ Abul Kalam
Answered by rajeev singh, 23 Feb '08 08:04 pm

 
  
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Adam Smith, who was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland on June 5, 1723, is widely regarded as the father of modern economics. He wrote two books, titled 'The Theory of Moral Sentiments' in 1759 and 'An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations' in 1776. He died in Ednburgh on at the age of 67 July 17, 1790.
Answered by Akshay Kalbag, 23 Feb '08 08:12 pm

 
  
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in dia born mr sen
Answered by kulmohan singh, 23 Feb '08 08:04 pm

 
  
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Chanakya
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 23 Feb '08 09:36 pm

 
  
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Adam Smith who first believed that State should not interfere in business, and there must be free and open competition among business houses so that people will get best goods and services. Modern economy of US, UK is based mostly on the concept of Adam Smith.
Answered by vivek swamy, 23 Feb '08 08:09 pm

 
  
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Shri Koutilya.
Answered by siddhartha das, 23 Feb '08 08:05 pm

 
  
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