The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Scrope, George Poulett (1797–1876)

  • Barry Gordon
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George Poulett Scrope was one of the most prolific contributors to the literature of political economy in the mid-19th century. He was also one of the more able critics of features of the Ricardian economic orthodoxy which came to dominate that literature. Scrope is at his best as an economist in the series of articles he contributed when chief economics reviewer for the Quarterly Review (1831–3). His Principles of Political Economy (1833c) is disappointing by comparison.


Abstinence theory of interest Cost of production Gluts Malthus’s theory of population Quasi-rent Ricardo, D. Risk–effort theory of profit Scrope, G. P. 

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