The early history of financial economics, 1478-1776 : from commercial arithmetic to life annuities and joint stocks

Geoffrey Poitras

Despite being an integral part of modern economic science, the subject of financial economics has deep historical roots. This is an account of the early development of the subject, offering a basis for the study of modern financial economics. By the time "The Wealth of Nations" had appeared, financial economics featured a well-developed body of scientific knowledge, covering subjects such as fixed income evaluation, life insurance and derivative securities. From beginnings which are traced back to the commercial arithmetic of the Renaissance reckoning schools, by the latter part of the 18th century financial economics had witnessed contributions by the likes of Abraham de Moivre, Edmond Halley and Simon Stevin. This book chronicles the development of early financial economics, from the appearance of the first printed commercial arithmetic in 1478 to the publication of "The Wealth of Nations" in 1776.

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  • History of commerce and finance
  • scholastic analysis of usury and other subjects
  • the evolution of commercial arithmetic
  • simple interest and compound interest
  • valuation of life annuities
  • foreign exchange and the bill market
  • the analysis of joint stocks
  • development of derivative securities
  • manias, manipulations and institutional failures
  • English debates over interest rates and public credit
  • maritime insurance, life insurance and other subjects
  • some speculative conclusions.

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書名 The early history of financial economics, 1478-1776 : from commercial arithmetic to life annuities and joint stocks
著作者等 Poitras, Geoffrey
出版元 E. Elgar
刊行年月 c2000
ページ数 x, 522 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 1840644559
NCID BA49077728
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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