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dc.contributor.authorBeuve, Jean
HAL ID: 12385
ORCID: 0000-0002-3551-3725
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dc.contributor.authorBrousseau, Eric*
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dc.contributor.authorSgard, Jérôme*
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-09T10:16:32Z
dc.date.available2015-06-09T10:16:32Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0013-0117
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/15204
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBureau du Commerce
dc.subjectPolicy preferences
dc.subjectFrench mercantilism
dc.subjectDecision-making process
dc.subjectBureaucratic Modernization
dc.subject.ddc330.1en
dc.subject.classificationjelB19en
dc.subject.classificationjelD81en
dc.subject.classificationjelF11en
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dc.titleMercantilism and Bureaucratic Modernization in Early Eighteenth-Century France
dc.typeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
dc.description.abstractenFrench mercantilism is generally associated with absolutist policymaking subject to capture by rent-seeking interests. This paper investigates how the Bureau du Commerce, a small agency in charge of commerce and the supply side, handed out rents and privileges to private entrepreneurs. We thus coded how it investigated and decided all 267 voluntary submissions received between 1724 and 1744. We show (i) that the Bureau’s formal, rule-based decision-making process could actually differentiate between alternate policy aims and target them consistently over time, with more or less powerful sets of rents. From this (ii) we derive a hierarchy of revealed policy preferences. First comes technical innovation and diffusion, then local economic development; import substitution is only in the third position, followed by consumers’ welfare. Lastly, and against a long line of authors, we show that the production of luxury-goods was not a significant or valued objective.
dc.relation.isversionofjnlnameEconomic History Review
dc.relation.isversionofjnlvol70
dc.relation.isversionofjnlissue2
dc.relation.isversionofjnldate2017
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpages529-558
dc.relation.isversionofdoi10.1111/ehr.12284
dc.subject.ddclabelThéorie économiqueen
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dc.description.audienceInternational
dc.relation.Isversionofjnlpeerreviewednon
dc.date.updated2017-04-19T13:58:55Z
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