The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Ortes, Giammaria (1713–1790)

  • Ugo Rabbeno
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A Venetian monk, Ortes left his cloister on the entreaties of his mother after his father’s death, but remained in holy orders and was ever a strenuous defender of the clergy. It is with this purpose that he wrote his Errori popolari intorno al- l’Economia nazionale, his Lettere sulla religione and his treatise Dei Fide-commessi a famiglie e a chiese, with the scope of upholding the existence of clerical property in Mortmain.


Division of labour Free exchange Malthus, T. R. Mathematical method Money Ortes, G. Population growth Wealth 

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  • Ugo Rabbeno
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