The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Joplin, Thomas (C. 1790–1847)

  • D. P. O’Brien
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Joplin was born, probably in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, about 1790, and died in Silesia in 1847. He is important both as a banking pioneer and as a monetary theorist.


Bank of England Banking School Currency School Dual-circulation hypothesis Joplin, T. Metallic circulation theory Monetary economics, history of 

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