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David Anthony COLLARD


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


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


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


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.


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.