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Nassau William SENIOR

Nassau William SENIOR, economist. Barrister, 1819; Member, Political Economics Club, 1823; Member, numerous government commission, including Poor Laws, 1833, Factory conditions, 1837, Popular education, 1857.

Background

  • SENIOR, Nassau William was born in 1790 in Compton Beauchamp, England.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts University Oxford, 1812, 1815.

    Career

    • As an adviser to the Whig party, he exercised a marked influence on social and economic policy during the 1830s. He also made considerable theoretical contributions in the lectures given during his terms as Drummond Professor. His rigorous restatement of the theory of value, his abstinence theory of capital, his treatment of population, money and international trade, and his distinction between the science and art of political economy, all received favourable notice.

      Lawyer; Drummond Professor, University Oxford, 1825-1830, 1847-1852.

    Major achievements

    • Barrister, 1819; Member, Political Economics Club, 1823. Member, numerous government commission, including Poor Laws, 1833, Factory conditions, 1837, Popular education, 1857.

    Works

    • An Outline of the Science of Political Economy
    • Nassau William Senior (1790-1864) - economist, critical essayist and government adviser - was a highly original classical economist in the era between Ricardo's Principles of 1817 and Mill's Principles of 1848.
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    Born 1790
    Died 1864
    (aged 74)