The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Tooke, Thomas (1774–1858)

  • Massimo Pivetti
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_1644

Abstract

Thomas Tooke, the leading member of the Banking School, was born at St Petersburg in 1774, the eldest son of William Tooke, historian of Russia and man of letters, at that time chaplain to the English church at St Petersburg. Not a professional scientist but an active man of business of comfortable social standing, Thomas was successively a partner in the London firms of Stephen Thornton & Co. and Astell, Tooke & Thornton, Russian merchants, and was governor of the Royal Exchange Corporation and chairman of the St Katharine’s Dock Company. In 1802 he married Priscilla Combe, by whom he had three sons.

Keywords

Bank Charter Act (1844) Bank of England Banking School Convertibility Cost of production Currency School Endogenous money Free trade movement Political Economy Club Price level Rate of interest Tooke, T. Torrens, R. Wicksell, J. G. K. 
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