The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Martin, Henry (Died 1721)

  • Douglas Vickers
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Henry Martin (Martyn), eldest son of Edward Martyn of Upham, Wiltshire, owes his place in the history of economics to his participation in the debates surrounding the Treaty of Commerce between England and France proposed at Utrecht in 1713. He did not pursue the legal career for which he had been educated, but he accepted, as a reward for his contributions to the trade debates, an appointment as Inspector-General of Exports and Imports. He died at Blackheath in March 1721.

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