La innovación en la economía británica en el siglo XVIII: Hume, Smith, Bentham

Palabras clave

David Hume
Jeremy Bentham
Adam Smith
Tipo de interés
Figura del empresario David Hume
Jeremy Bentham
Adam Smith
Interest rate
Figure of the entrepreneur

Cómo citar

Trincado Aznar, E. (2023). La innovación en la economía británica en el siglo XVIII: Hume, Smith, Bentham. Cuadernos De Estudios Del Siglo XVIII, (33), 45–75.


La innovación fue el problema económico clave del Siglo XVIII, una época privilegiada donde empiezan a resonar unos discursos exaltados, enaltecedores de la necesidad de innovación constante, pero en la que muchos señalaban también los riesgos de esta innovación. En este artículo se presentan las visiones de la innovación que surgieron en el siglo dieciocho de la mano de tres autores prototípicos, David Hume (1711-1776), Adam Smith (1723-1790) y Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). Sus tres teorías arrojan luz sobre las consecuencias de la innovación, al estar basadas en sus distintas definiciones del agente económico, del tipo de interés, del empresario y del desarrollo económico.


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