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economist

William Robert SCOTT, economist. Fellow, British Academy; President, Section F British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1915; President, Economie History Society, United Kingdom, 1928, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, 1935-1937.

Background

SCOTT, William Robert was born in 1868 in Lisnamallard, Northern Ireland.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, DLitt Trinity College, Dublin, 1889, 1891, 1902. Doctor of Philosophy St Andrews University, 1900.

Career

Economic historian whose account of joint-stock companies is based on massive scholarship and a sound grasp of business procedures. He did valuable work on contemporary economic problems, some of it for official commissions and much of it published in article form. His work on Smith involved the patient assembly of new factual material.

Lector, St Andrews University, 1896-1915. Adam Smith Professor, University Glasgow, 1915-1940.

Achievements

  • Fellow, British Academy. President, Section F British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1915. President, Economie History Society, United Kingdom, 1928, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, 1935-1937.

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