The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Gee, Joshua (fl.1725–1750)

  • Douglas Vickers
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Joshua Gee’s place in the history of economics rests on his contributions to the protectionist literature during the early decades of the 18th century. He collaborated with Henry Martin among others in publishing the British Merchant that argued the protectionist case in 1713 and 1714 against the Treaty of Commerce proposed at Utrecht, and he published an extensive discussion of England’s foreign trade, together with strong protectionist sentiments, in The Trade and Navigation of Great Britain Considered in 1729.


Child, J. Consumers’ expenditure Employment of the poor Gee, J. Labour supply Protectionism Workhouses 

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  • Douglas Vickers
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