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William Edward HEARN

economist

William Edward HEARN, Irish economist. Member, Australian Legislative Council, 1878-1888.

Background

HEARN, William Edward was born in 1826 in Co. Cavan, Ireland.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Trinity College, Dublin.

Career

Hearn’s Plutology.. is one of those major contributions to economics which have sometimes come from Australia. It is notable for its emphasis on the demand side, its biological analogies, and its capable treatment of capital and production. Hearn had read unusually widely and incorporated the ideas of Longfield and Rae.

Professor Greek, Queen’s College, University Galway, 1849-1854. Professor, Dean, Chancellor, University Melbourne, 1854-1886.

Achievements

  • Member, Australian Legislative Council, 1878-1888.