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1) mercantilism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Western Europe, especially in Holland, France, and England. The period 1500-1800 was one of religious and commercial wars, and large revenues were needed to maintain...

2) Navigation Acts. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Navigation Acts, in English history, name given to certain parliamentary legislation, more properly called the British Acts of Trade. The acts were an outgrowth of...

3) balance of trade. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The concept first became important in the 16th and 17th cent. with the growth of mercantilism. Mercantilist theorists believed that a country should have an excess...

4) Heckscher, Eli Filip. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Swedish economic historian. Influenced by the neoclassical economics of Alfred Marshall, Heckscher advocated the use of monetary policy to combat inflation. His views...

5) laissez-faire. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Formulations of the DoctrineHistorically, laissez-faire was a reaction against mercantilism, a system of commercial controls in which industry and trade, especially...

6) bounty, payment made by a government. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The bounty was an important technique of mercantilist economic policy (see mercantilism). Whereas a subsidy is a lump sum given for the purpose of promoting an enterprise...

7) smuggling. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Smuggling has been carried on in nearly all nations and has occasionally been adopted as an instrument of national policy, as by Great Britain against Spain and France...

8) Colbert, Jean Baptiste. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The son of a draper, he was trained in business and was hired by Cardinal Mazarin to look after his financial affairs. On his deathbed, Mazarin recommended Colbert...

9) capitalism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Capitalism is grounded in the concept of free enterprise, which argues that government intervention in the economy should be restricted and that a free market, based...

10) free port. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Goods may be landed at a free port for storage and handling, and they may even be processed into manufactured goods. Duty is charged only if the goods are moved from...

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