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A brief history of international trade thought: from pre-doctrinal contributions to the 21st century heterodox international economics

Carmen Elena Dorobăț

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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.


international trade, history of economic thought

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