ABSTRACT

The aim of this work is to make available to English-language readers a translation of Jean-Baptiste Say’s main texts on money and banking which were not at present accessible in English. The work includes chapters from his books taking into account the variants between the different editions, articles and hitherto unpublished manuscripts. Comprehension of these different texts is facilitated by an introduction designed to place them in their context and by a chronological table giving the main events of Say’s life and editorial activity in parallel with the main political, economic and monetary events of the time.

chapter |22 pages

Introduction

part |2 pages

PART I Extracts from the Catechism of Political Economy

chapter |7 pages

Of Money

part |2 pages

PART II Of monies. Extracts from the Complete Course in Practical Political Economy

part |2 pages

PART III Of the representative signs of money. Extracts from the Complete Course in Practical Political Economy

part |2 pages

PART IV Extracts from A Treatise on Political Economy