logo logo

Henry MARTIN

Henry MARTIN, economist.

Background

  • MARTIN, Henry was born in Wiltshire, England.

  • Career

    • Consideration.. was published anonymously. Sometimes attributed to Sir Dudley North, it was attributed to Martin by McCulloch. The tract is one of the first to espouse wholeheartedly a free trade system, justified on grounds of the benefits to be derived from international specialisation.

      The monopolistic chartered trading companies are attacked on the basis of this principle. His articles in the British Merchant are credited with causing the rejection of the commercial treaty with France at the Treaty of Utrecht. Lawyer and journalist, Spectator and British Merchant, 1713-1714.

      Inspector-general imports exports, 1715.

    Works

    See on larger map
    Died 1721
    Nationality