The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Bodin, Jean (1530–1596)

  • D. P. O’Brien
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Jean Bodin was born at Anger, France, in 1530 and died of plague at Laôn in 1596.


Bodin J. Inflation Just price Monetary economics, history of Quantity theory of money Salamanca School Scholastic economics 

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