The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Bailey, Samuel (1791–1870)

  • R. M. Rauner
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Samuel Bailey was born in Sheffield, England, one of 11 children. His father was a cutler and merchant of substance. Samuel also became a merchant and banker. Throughout his life, he served on the Sheffield Town Trust (a quasi-governmental agency) and was twice a candidate for Parliament in the Reform elections of 1832 and 1835. Writing widely on banking, politics and philosophy, he lived his entire life in Sheffield, unmarried, and died there in 1870.


Absolute and exchangeable value Cotterill, C.F. De Quincey, T. Index numbers Labour supply Labour theory of value Lowe, J. McCulloch, J. R. Macleod, H.D. Malthus, T. R. Mill, J. Mill, J. S. Relative value Ricardo, D. Scrope, P. Seligman, E. R. A. Torrens, R 

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