The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Colquhoun, Patrick (1745–1820)

  • D. P. O’Brien
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_4

Abstract

Colquhoun was born in Dundee. A successful early career in business led to the position of Lord Provost of Glasgow in 1782 and 1783. In 1789 Colquhoun moved to London and became active as a magistrate. He worked on the provision of poor relief and put forward plans for the reform of London’s police. He died in London in 1820.

Keywords

Colquhoun, Patrick Education Unproductive labour 

JEL Classifications

B31 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. P. O’Brien
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