A firm adherent of Comte and spokesman for historical economics in Britain, who also shone in the fields of law, literature, the classics and mathematics. His attack on classical economics encompassed its methodology and its conclusions. The latter he characterised as apologies for the employing classes.
His History.. was extremely successful, being frequently translated and serving as a textbook till the 1920s. Its polemical Comtist tone now renders it obsolete. In it Ingram is drawn into extreme positions, such as his condemnation of mathematical economics as completely sterile.
Fellow, Professor Oratory, Regius Professor Greek, Librarian, ViceProvost, Trinity College, University Dublin, 1846, 1852, 1866-1877, 1879-1887, 1898-1899.
- War, Wine, and Taxes: The Political Economy of Anglo-French Trade, 1689-1900 (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World)
- In War, Wine, and Taxes, John Nye debunks the myth that Britain was a free-trade nation during and after the industrial revolution, by revealing how the British used tariffs--notably on French wine--as a mercantilist tool to politically weaken France and to respond to pressure from local brewers and others.
- The UN and Global Political Economy: Trade, Finance, and Development (United Nations Intellectual History Project Series)
- Against the backdrop of a 20-year revolt against free trade orthodoxy by economists inside the UN and their impact on policy discussions since the 1960s, the authors show how the UN both nurtured and inhibited creative and novel intellectual contributions to the trade and development debate.
- Understanding China: A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture
- In this succinct, modest, and refreshingly forthright book--now revised and updated for the new century--Starr introduces to the uninitiated reader the background, basic data, and issues at stake in China's crisis-ridden present and future.
- British Empiricism and Early Political Economy: Gregory King's 1696 Estimates of National Wealth and Population (Contributions to the Study of World History)
- Gregory King (1648-1712) was an engraver, herald, surveyor, and Secretary to the Commissioners for the Public Accounts, but he is best known for his 1696 estimates of the wealth and population of England.