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  1. Adam Smith's Economics.Emma Rothschild & Amartya Sen - 2006 - In Knud Haakonssen (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith. Cambridge University Press.
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    Maintaining (Environmental) Capital Intact.Emma Rothschild - 2011 - Modern Intellectual History 8 (1):193-212.
    The idea of sustainability is an odd composite of imagination and accounting. Environmental history is a permissive historical subdiscipline, and this essay is about the environmental???economic???intellectual history of an environmental idea, sustainability, which is historical in the sense that it is very old, and historical, too, in the sense that it is an idea about history, or about imagining the future in relation to the past. One of the oddities of the last several decades is that these old ideas have (...)
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    Global Commerce and the Question of Sovereignty in the Eighteenth-Century Provinces.Emma Rothschild - 2004 - Modern Intellectual History 1 (1):3-25.
    The paper is concerned with disputes over sovereignty and global commerce in the 1760s and 1770s. The eighteenth-century revolution in economic science has been identified with agricultural reforms, and with the definition of national economies. The economists of the time, including Turgot, Mirabeau, Dupont de Nemours, Baudeau and Adam Smith, were also intensely interested in the merchant sovereigns of the French, English and Dutch East India companies, and in the new colonial ventures of the post-Seven Years War period. Their writings (...)
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  4. Values, Classical Political Economy and the Portuguese Empire.Emma Rothschild - 2012 - Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (2):109 - 119.
    The article explores early criticisms of Adam Smith, with particular reference to long-distance commerce, the Portuguese empire, and the writings of William Julius Mickle. The changing relationship between merchants and sovereigns, and between economic and political power, was of central importance, the article suggests, to disputes over Smith's ideas of self-interest.
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