Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

William Edward Hearn was the first Australian economist of international note. His major publication in the discipline of economics, Plutology (1863), was praised by the leading economists of the late-nineteenth century, including W. S. Jevons, A. Marshall and F. Y. Edgeworth. In this paper I trace the way in which Hearn's early experiences in Ireland shaped his economic views. I argue that he was just as much an Irish economist as an Australian economist.

This Conference Paper has since been published as:

Gregory C G Moore, 'The Anglo-Irish context for William Edward Hearn's economic beliefs and the ultimate failure of his Plutology, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, iFirst, 2009.

DOI: 10.1080/09672560903114883

Comments

Further Information about this conference may be accessed here

The author's final version of this Conference Paper is available for download.

Due to copyright restrictions the publisher's version/PDF of this article is unavailable for download.

Staff and Students of the University of Notre Dame Australia may access the full text of this article here

This article may be accessed from the publisher here

The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought may be accessed from the National Library of Australia here

Share

COinS