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Henry Brooke PARNELL

Henry Brooke PARNELL, Irish economist. Member of Parliament, 1797-1803, 1806-1841; Member, United Kingdom Bullion Committee, 1810; Created 1st Baron Congleton, 1841.

Background

  • PARNELL, Henry Brooke was born in 1776 in Ireland.

  • Career

    • Whig financial expert whose parliamentary speeches and pamphlets on economic questions were widely respected. He was an enthusiastic defender of the report of the Bullion Committee and attacked the Corn Laws. His treatise, On Financial Reform,, laid out the basic principles which were adopted with success by Peel and Gladstone.

      Politician.

    Major achievements

    • Member of Parliament, 1797-1803, 1806-1841. Member, United Kingdom Bullion Committee, 1810. Created 1st Baron Congleton, 1841.

    Works

    • A plain statement of the power of the Bank of England
    • A plain statement of the power of the Bank of England, and of the use it has made of it with a refutation of the objections made to the Scotch system of banking, and a reply to the Historical sketch of the Bank of England This book, "A plain statement of the power of the Bank of England", by Henry Parnell, is a replication of a book originally published before 1832.
    • The Road to Financial Reformation: Warnings, Consequences, Reforms
    • Our financial crisis: what happened, how we got here, and what needs to be done Henry Kaufman-an esteemed economist and statesman-is one of the most preeminent financial figures of the day, with a history of success from the 1980s, when his firm, Salomon Brothers, ruled the bond markets.
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    Born 1776
    Died 1842
    (aged 66)
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