Level of Income and Income Distribution in Mid-18th Century France, According to Francois Quesnay
31 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2010
Date Written: December 26, 2010
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
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