Level of Income and Income Distribution in Mid-18th Century France, According to Francois Quesnay

31 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2010

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Branko Milanovic

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG); University of Maryland

Date Written: December 26, 2010

Abstract

The paper uses the data from Francois Quesnay's writings to derive a social table for pre-revolutionary France, estimate country's mean income and income distribution. These Quesnay-based estimates are compared with more recent estimates of 18th century French incomes and inequality.

Keywords: Pre-Revolutionary France, Quesnay, Inequality, Social Tables

JEL Classification: B11, D31, N33

Suggested Citation

Milanovic, Branko, Level of Income and Income Distribution in Mid-18th Century France, According to Francois Quesnay (December 26, 2010). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 10545. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1731370 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1731370

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