A brief history of international trade thought: From pre-doctrinal contributions to the 21st century heterodox international economics
Carmen Elena Dorobat ()
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Carmen Elena Dorobat: Coventry University
The Journal of Philosophical Economics, 2015, vol. 8, issue 2
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 and contemporary 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 rationale for government intervention—has evolved over the last two centuries.
Keywords: international trade; history of economic thought (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B00 F10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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