18th/19th century British economist


David Ricardo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"David Ricardo (April 18, 1772 - September 11, 1823), a British political economist, is often credited with systematizing economics, and was one of the most influential of the classical economists. He was also a successful businessman, financier and speculator, and amassed a considerable fortune. ..."


18 Apr 1772, in London


11 Sep 1823, in Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire, England


David Ricardo (1772-1823)
The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
"David Ricardo was one of those rare people who achieved tremendous success and lasting fame. After his family disinherited him for marrying outside his Jewish faith, Ricardo made a fortune as a stockbroker and a loan broker. When he died, his estate was worth over $100 million in today's dollars."


Published Works of David Ricardo
McMaster University, Archive for the History of Economic Thought


Ricardo in Parliament, by Edwin Cannan, The Economic Journal , 1894
"... he was elected on February 20, 1819 ... on the dissolution of Parliament at the death of George III he was re-elected ... and continued to represent it till his death ... As regards the miscellaneous questions of general politics which concern an economist no more than any other citizen, Ricardo invariably acted with the most liberal section of the House."


An Essay on the Influence of a low Price of Corn on the Profits; shewing the Inexpediency of Restrictions on Importation: With Remarks on Mr Malthus' Two Last Publications, 1815
"The principles which regulate rent are briefly stated ... The consideration of those principles, together with those which regulate the profit of stock, have convinced me of the policy of leaving the importation of corn unrestricted by law."
Related Topic: Free Trade

Books Authored

On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, 1817
Partial contents: On Value - On Rent - On the Rent of Mines - On Natural and Market Price - Of Wages - On Profits - On Foreign Trade - On Taxes - Taxes on Raw Produce - Taxes on Rent - Tithes - Land-Tax - Taxes on Gold - Taxes on Houses - Taxes on Profits
Related Topics: Economics, Taxation