The GrEco Project

The GrEco project aims at promoting academic researches on Lord William Wyndham Grenville’s economic thought. Since most of his economic writings  are still unpublished, a first task consists in locating, dating, transcribing and publishing online, Lord Grenville’s economic works, as well as his correspondence with the economists of his time. The corpus thus gathered and made available to researchers is intended to be enhanced by the organization of a regular seminar which will allow the members of the GrEco project to discuss their respective researches on Lord Grenville’s economics. Grenville’s numerous exchanges with the economists of his time as well as the diversity of the issues raised in his economic writings, should allow a significant number of researchers to join the GrEco project. Without claiming to be exhaustive, these questions include: the theories of value, of population, of wages, of the accumulation of capital, freedom of trade, the corn laws, the poor laws, the convertibility of currencies, the financing of the public debt, the slave trade, the method of political economy, the links between economy and politics and between economy and religion, the training of civilian employees of the British East India Company, or political economy as an academic discipline.