The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Mill, John Stuart, as Economic Theorist

  • Samuel Hollander
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John Stuart Mill was born on 20 May 1806 to James and Harriet (Burrow) Mill in Pentonville, London; and died on 7 May 1873 in Avignon. He was educated privately by his father on Benthamite pedagogic principles. At seventeen he joined his father at the East India Company as junior clerk, retiring as Chief Examiner in 1858. In 1824 appeared the first of many contributions to the Westminster Review. Mill directed the London Review (London and Westminster Review 1836) from 1834 till 1840. He sat as Member of Parliament for Westminster from 1865 to 1868.

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