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Level of income and income distribution in mid-18th century France, according to Francois Quesnay

Milanovic, Branko (2010): Level of income and income distribution in mid-18th century France, according to Francois Quesnay.

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Abstract

The paper uses the data from Francois Quesnay's writings to derive a social table for pre-revolutionary France, estimate country's mean income and income distribution. These Quesnay-based estimates are compared with more recent estimates of 18th century French incomes and inequality.

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