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London and Amsterdam: The Great Crashes in These Cities in 1720

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print January 1989 | ISBN: 9780198286820
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596681 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198286821.003.0009

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 London and Amsterdam: The Great Crashes in These Cities in 1720

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Describes the Great Crashes in these cities in 1720. The great financial crashes of the Mississippi Company in Paris and the South Sea in London during 1720 and the way in which Cantillon increased his fortune through his speculations are outlined. John Law attempted to invite Cantillon back to France to assist him in his attempt to sustain the Mississippi System.

Keywords: Amsterdam; crash; John Law; London; Mississippi System; Paris; South Sea Bubble; speculation; stock market

Chapter.  15901 words. 

Subjects: History of Economic Thought

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