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Richard JONES

Richard JONES, economist. Member, United Kingdom Tithe Commission and Charity Commission.


  • JONES, Richard was born in 1790 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1819.


    • As a member of the Cambridge circle, which included Whewell and Herschel, he became a devotee of the inductive methods in the sciences and was determined to apply it to political economy. His volume on rent was the only part of his Essay.. which he completed, and consisted of a categorisation of forms of rent extending much beyond that described by Ricardo. This form of attack on Ricardian economics met with little success, but he is now widely looked on as a precursor of the historical school in Britain.

      Clergyman; Professor Political Economics, King’s College, University London, 1833-1835, Haileybury College, 1835-1855.

    Major achievements

    • Member, United Kingdom Tithe Commission and Charity Commission.


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    Died 1855
    (aged 65)


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    • Career
      • East India Company’s college
    • Membership
      • Statistical Society of London
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