The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Read, Samuel (fl. 1816–29)

  • R. M. Rauner
Reference work entry


There is no biography of Samuel Read. Nothing is known of his life apart from his writings, which were all published between 1816 and 1829 in Edinburgh. The Preface of his principal work was annotated from Roslin, which is about eight miles south of Edinburgh.

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  1. Bailey, S. 1825. A critical dissertation on the nature, measures, and causes of value; chiefly in reference to the writings of Mr. Ricardo and his followers. London: Printed for R. Hunter.Google Scholar
  2. Senior, N. 1836. An outline of the science of political economy. London: Allen & Unwin.Google Scholar

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  • R. M. Rauner
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