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Overseas Trade
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The idea of free trade, in particular free overseas trade, was significantly championed by the British economist and stockbroker David Ricardo (1772–1823) in the early 19th century. Ricardo is considered the founder of the doctrine of comparative advantage, which shaped foreign trade theory. He enhanced the field of economics, which had previously remained rather descriptive, with new, more analytically-oriented approaches in his major work Principles of Political Economy and…

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Peach, Terry, “Overseas Trade”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0951>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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