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Living on the edge at Cantillon 2019

Referred to as the 'founding father of economics' by American economist Murray Rothbard, the Irish-French economist Richard Cantillon was the author of the Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général (1755)

24th February, 2019
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Dr Oliver Murphy, president, IT Tralee; Bríd McElligott, vice-president Research, Development and External Engagement at IT Tralee; Edel Creely, group managing director, Trilogy Technologies; and journalist and broadcaster Jonathan McCrea, pictured at Cantillon 2018

Much of what we consider the origins of modern day economics can be traced back to one man: Richard Cantillon.

Referred to as the “founding father of economics” by American economist Murray Rothbard, the Irish-French economist was the author of the Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général (1755), which dealt with many topics that concern classical and neoclassical economists.

Among these topics were the role of the entrepreneur...

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