The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Tableau Économique

  • Loïc Charles
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The Tableau économique is an important landmark in the history of economics and the earliest attempt to provide a calculable model that can help government in policy making. François Quesnay, who invented the Tableau in 1758, provided several versions of it, both in equilibrium and in disequilibrium, to account for the many cases and policies he discussed in his economic writings.


Hoarding Input–output analysis Leontief, W Luxury consumption Marx, K. H Mathematics and economics Mirabeau, V. R Physiocracy Productive and unproductive consumption Quesnay, F Tableau économique 

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