Chronology on economics as a political science
The third century BC: Aristotle already proposes a reflection on the sources of money, market value and commercial exchanges. (Nicomachean Ethics and Politics)
1615: A treatise on political economy is written by Antoine de Montchrestien.
1760: The physiocrats consider land ownership and agriculture the only two true sources of wealth.
1776: Adam Smith’s Research on the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
1867: Karl Marx publishes the first book of Capital
1936: John Maynard Keynes’ General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
1976: Milton Friedman, creator of the monetarist movement, receives the “Nobel Prize” for economics.
→ See the dedicated article: the economist authors
→ Summary of the Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith