Elements of Political Economy – J. Shield Nicholson (1906)


Elements of Political Economy – J. Shield Nicholson (1906)


Title: Elements of Political Economy

Author: J. Shield Nicholson

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black, 1906. Second edition.

Condition: Hardcover, very good. Very slight wear to cover, severe dust staining to top edge. Text clean, binding tight. A detailed work, 538pp.

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Contents include:

  1. Scope and Methods
  2. Consumption and Production
  3. Distribution
  4. Exchange
  5. Economic Progress
  6. The Economic Functions of Government

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Professor Joseph Shield Nicholson LLD (1850–1927) was an English economist, born at Wrawby, Lincolnshire, the only son of the Rev. Thomas Nicholson, Independent minister at Banbury, and his wife, Mary Anne Grant.

Nicholson was educated at King’s College London, Edinburgh, Cambridge, and Heidelberg. He was a private tutor at Cambridge (1876–80) and became professor of political economy at Edinburgh University in 1880. He was the first president of the Scottish Society of Economists, serving from its creation in 1897 until 1903.

Nicholson’s writings represent a compromise between the methods of the historical school of German economics and those of the English deductive school. In his principal work, Principles of Political Economy (three volumes, 1893–1901), he closely follows John Stuart Mill in his selection of material, but employs statistical and historical discussion, instead of the abstract reasoning from simple assumption that characterizes Mill’s work.