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Henry THORNTON

Henry THORNTON, economist. Member of Parliament Southwark, 1782-1815.

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  • THORNTON, Henry was born in 1760.

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    • Monetary theorist who systematised ideas on money, the velocity of circulation, interest, prices and employment, and international economic relations in his Enquiry.. These ideas are embedded in a defence of the Bank of England’s policy regarding the suspension of cash payments. He later became more critical of the Bank, and favoured a reduced circulation of notes.

      Though very successful in his own day, the Enquiry was gradually forgotten until Hollander, Viner, and others rediscovered it and drew attention to its anticipations of modern monetary theory.

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    • Member of Parliament Southwark, 1782-1815. Member of commissions and committees on Suspension of Cash Payments, 1797, Irish Currency, 1804, Bullion, 1810, Corn Trade, 1813.

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    Born 1760
    Died 1815
    (aged 55)
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      • Member of Parliament Southwark, 1782-1815. Member of commissions and committees on Suspension of Cash Payments, 1797, Irish Currency, 1804, Bullion, 1810, Corn Trade, 1813.
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      • book: An enquiry into the nature and effects of the paper credit of Great Britain (1802) : together with his evidence given before the Committees of Secrecy of the two Houses of Parliament in the Bank of England, March and April, 1797, some manuscript notes, an
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      • book: An enquiry into the nature and effects of the paper credit of Great Britain (1802): Together with his evidence given before the Committees of secrecy ... Section 1: Classics of economic thought)
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      • book: An Enquiry Into The Nature And Effects Of The Paper Credit Of Great Britain (1802)
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      • book: An Enquiry Into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain - Primary Source Edition
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      • book: An Enquiry Into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain - Scholar's Choice Edition
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      • book: An Enquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain (1802 : Together With His Evidence Given Before the Committees of Secrec)
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      • book: [(An Enquiry Into The Nature And Effects Of The Paper Credit Of Great Britain (1802) )] [Author: Henry Thornton] [Jun-2008]
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      • book: An Enquiry Into The Nature And Effects Of The Paper Credit Of Great Britain [FACSIMILE]
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