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Nassau William SENIOR

economist

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.

Achievements

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

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