Charles Francis BASTABLE, economist. President, Section F, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1894; Fellow, British Academy.
BASTABLE, Charles Francis was born in 1855 in Charleville, Cork, Ireland.
Master of Arts, Doctor of Laws Trinity College.
Best known for his work on international trade, restating in a more complete form the classical ‘Ricardian’ theory of trade. He was largely a follower of J. S. Mill, though not uncritically so, as when in a famous 1889 Quarterly Journal of Economics
article he exposed flaws in Mill’s views on international payments. His Public Finance is generally descriptive, but does include some theoretical discussion of taxation.
Professor Political Economics and Jurisprudence, Trinity College, Dublin,
1882- 1932, Queens College, Galway,