The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Macleod, Henry Dunning (1821–1902)

  • Murray Milgate
  • Alastair Levy
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Macleod warrants special mention in this Dictionary if only because in the late 1850s and early 1860s he undertook to produce single-handedly a dictionary of economics on a grand scale – and, what is more, one to which he was to be the sole contributor. In the event the task proved to be beyond him, as it would for any mortal, and all that appeared was the first volume covering the letters A–C. Macleod never held an academic appointment, though he applied unsuccessfully for chairs at Cambridge (1863), Edinburgh (1871), and Oxford (1888).


Banking system Bimetallism Catallactics Gresham’s Law Macleod, H. D. 

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  • Murray Milgate
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  • Alastair Levy
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