An Essay on Economic Theory

2.7. Continuation of the same subject

An Essay on Economic Theory by Richard Cantillon
Richard Cantillon

When there is an increase in the quantity of money, prices will increase depending on how the new money holders decide to spend their money. The price changes will also be affected by such things as regulations on trade and the perishability of the products that are traded. In other words the simple quantity theory of money is naïve in proposing that a doubling of the quantity of money would double all prices equally. Changes in the quantity of money will change relative prices and have real effects on the economy, a phenomenon now known as the Cantillon Effects.

From Part 2: Money and Interest. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.