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David Anthony COLLARD

David Anthony COLLARD, economist in the field of General Economics.

Background

  • COLLARD, David Anthony was born in 1937 in Tiverton, Devon, England.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1960, 1962.

    Career

    • Assistant Lector, Lector, University College, Cardiff, Wales, 1960-1964. Lector, University Bristol, 1964-1978. Professor of Economics, University Bath, United Kingdom, 1978.

      Book Review Editor, Economic Journal, 1983.

    Views

    Since the early 1960s I have written on many topics in economics that have attracted my attention: Sraffa, methodology, Walras, racial discrimination, immigration, Edgeworth, Pigou, philanthropy, and so on. These fit broadly into two categories: history of economic thought, and welfare economics. My most influential publication so far has been Altruism and Economy: in retrospect my work on race, housing and discrimination in the 1970s may be seen as the reverse side of that coin.

    Although I hope my work is technically competent, I have also tried to stress the political economy of economics, e.g. in my early pamphlet The New Right: A Critique. My interests continue to lie in enriching the assumptions we make in our analysis of human action.

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