The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Mun, Thomas (1571–1641)

  • Walter Eltis
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Thomas Mun, the distinguished mercantilist, was born in London in June 1571 and died in July 1641. He was the third son of John Mun, a mercer, whose father, also John Mun, held the office of provost of the moneyers in the Royal Mint and received a grant of arms in 1562.


Balance of payments Balance of trade East India Company Mercantilism Mun, T. Specie-flow mechanism 

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