Moore, G. C. (2005). A Biographical Sketch of William Edward Hearn (1826-1888): A Slightly ‘Irish’ Perspective. 34th Annual Conference of Economists. http://doi.org/10.1080/09672560903114883
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.
Published in Full, Peer-reviewed, William Edward Hearn, Irish Political Economy